Join University of Utah Assistant Professor, Dr. Kyl Myers, for a discussion of their new memoir, Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting. They will be in conversation with U of U Dean of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation, Kathryn Bond Stockton. This virtual event is ticketed at $28.00 and includes an autographed copy of the book. This event will take place on Crowdcast and registration is now open!
As a first-time parent, Kyl Myers had one aspect dialed in from the start: not being beholden to the boy-girl binary, disparities, or stereotypes from the day a child is born. With no wish to eliminate gender but rather gender discrimination, Kyl and her husband, Brent, ventured off on a parenting path less traveled. Raising a confident, compassionate, and self-aware person was all that mattered. In this illuminating memoir, Kyl delivers a liberating portrait of a family’s choice to dismantle the long-accepted and often-harmful social construct of what it means to be assigned a gender from birth. As a sociologist, Kyl explores the science of gender and sex and the adulthood gender inequities that start in childhood. As a loving parent, Kyl shares the joy of watching an amazing child named Zoomer develop their own agency to grow happily and healthily toward their own gender identity and expression.
Buy your copy of Raising Them from The King's English Bookshop at receive an autographed copy. *While supplies last.