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6 comments | Friday, October 15, 2010

This is one of the most amazing stories on love and acceptance I've come across in a long time.

Five year -old Dyson Kilodavis would rather dress up as Cinderella for Halloween than a macho super-hero and it's just fine with his family. Cheryl Kilodavis, Dyson's mother authored a book called "My Princess Boy" which Dyson's school now uses as an anti-bullying tool.

Seattle Morning Show A New Day interviewed the Kilodavis family on their experience with having a son who dresses outside of the gender norm and they explained why it's important to accept Dyson and other kids like him.

"I just want him to be happy and healthy and if this is the form he chooses to express himself I'm fine", says Dean Kilodavis. "In the end when he's grown up... no matter what he chooses I want him to say I'm so glad my parents supported me and I'm glad I was accepted for who I am...he knows he has a sanctuary at home and it should be with his parents."

Love it. In one statement Dean Kilodavis has stripped away heterosexism and male patriarchy, other Black fathers should take note.

Watch the New Day interview below:


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

What a nice story. And what a relief to see some intelligent well educated Black folks responding appropriately to this kind of situation for a change. Thanks Darian for bringing this to our attention.


October 15, 2010 10:47 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

That was beautiful =)

October 15, 2010 11:11 PM

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October 17, 2010 3:55 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

This story really brings tears to my eyes. While this is such a beautiful story of acceptance and unconditional love, my mind can only go to the little boys and girls who are tormented and ridiculed inside and out for being true to themselves. But still,this is a testament to what love is and really hope this can be a landmark for so many other children...

October 18, 2010 12:58 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

This is such a beautiful story. And while it a wonderful testament to unconditional love and acceptance, my mind can only go the many boys and girls who go through riducule and torment inside and out for being true to themselves. My hope is that this can be a landmark for those children and their parents. Much love...

October 18, 2010 1:01 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I can't help but wonder who I would be today if I felt free to express myself as myself when i was just a boy .
What a beautiful life for him and a wonderful story .

December 28, 2010 8:51 PM


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