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Home Book Collections Let’s Explore Assigned Sex, Gender & Sexuality

Let’s Explore Assigned Sex, Gender & Sexuality

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Raising Luminaries & Books for Littles are free and accessible for readers who can’t afford a paywall. Since we’re a contribute-what-you can community, I try to fill in the gaps with affiliate links. Posts may contain affiliate links, which allow me to earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Check out the full affiliate disclosure along with my statement of accountability.


Let’s Explore Assigned Sex, Gender & Sexuality

They She He Me: Free to Be! - Gonzalez, Maya Christina

Ages 2-7

Neither - Anderson, Airlie

Ages 2.5+

Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and You - Silverberg, Cory

Ages 6+

 

Lots of folks are still confused about the relationship between gender and sex. Or even gender and sexuality. So let’s get on the same page.

  1. Talking with kids about the gender spectrum.
  2. Destigmatizing and normalizing fluid, nonbinary & creative genders.
  3. Destigmatizing and normalizing transgender identities.

Okay great – at this point you know there’s a small correlation between gender and sex, but that assigned sex at birth doesn’t determine your gender. Cool? Let’s move on to understanding sexuality, and how that, too, is not tied to gender!

  1. Understanding reproduction (sex for making new humans)
  2. Understanding sexuality & masturbation (sex for recreation), and how to set boundaries.
  3. Go back and revisit the books on consent and body boundaries! Often! ‘Cause our boundaries are constantly in flux!
  4. Still got steam? Pick up a copy of How Mamas Love Their Babies and discuss how sex workers are people who deserve human rights, safety, and career autonomy.

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Whenever I find new children’s biographies about kids navigating LGBTQiA2S+ identities, I tell our partner, Little Feminist Book Club about it right away.

Over the years, we’ve filled neighborhoods with stories including We Are Little Feminist Families, My Rainbow, Swift Fox All Along, My Footprints & Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution.

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I’m an Autistic, multiracial (Chinese/Irish) 2nd-generation settler raising two children alongside my partner on the homelands of the Wampanoag and Massachusett people. My goal with Raising Luminaries is to collaborate with families and educators in raising the next generation of kind & courageous leaders, so we can all smash the kyriarchy together.

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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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