The Gender Issue: RN4_1397

ZIYA YEWDALL loves pink, My Little Pony toys and clothes, Barbie dolls, sparkly head bands and dresses just like untold thousands of six-year-old girls across the country. Except that Ziya was assigned male and birth and considers himself to be a boy, but maybe a girl, too.  {quote}Ziya is gender-fluid,{quote} explains Faith Yewdall, Ziya's open-minded mother. Faith and Ziya's dad Eli support and affirm's their child's gender identity and expression, which might be more boyish one day and more feminine the next. {quote}Ziya is a mix of both genders, falling somewhere in the middle,{quote} Faith explains. Pictured: Ziya and little sister Ada help choose a name for one of Ziya's many dolls with help from two of Ziya's girlfriends.

ZIYA YEWDALL loves pink, My Little Pony toys and clothes, Barbie dolls, sparkly head bands and dresses just like untold thousands of six-year-old girls across the country. Except that Ziya was assigned male and birth and considers himself to be a boy, but maybe a girl, too. "Ziya is gender-fluid," explains Faith Yewdall, Ziya's open-minded mother. Faith and Ziya's dad Eli support and affirm's their child's gender identity and expression, which might be more boyish one day and more feminine the next. "Ziya is a mix of both genders, falling somewhere in the middle," Faith explains.

Pictured: Ziya and little sister Ada help choose a name for one of Ziya's many dolls with help from two of Ziya's girlfriends.