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8 Kids Who Said F*** Your Gender Norms

8 Kids Who Said F*** Your Gender Norms

8 Kids Who Said F*** Your Gender Norms
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Growing up isn't easy, especially when you are one of those kids who doesn't like to play by the rules. Hell, even being an adult who plays them off is pretty hard too. These kids prove that gender doesn't define your identity. They are the true role models for who we want to be when we grow up.

Willow Smith

Willow Smith being herself.

Willow tells us to whip our hair back and forth, and she's become known for her unique sense of style. Her androgynous style sets her apart from other teen pop stars who dress strongly feminine or masculine. She is truly living her best life, and we are here for it.

Jazz Jennings

The 14-year-old trans teen sensation has long been an activist for transgender rights and awareness of trans youth issues. This year she catapulted to a new level of stardom after becoming the face for Clean & Clear’s “See The Real Me” advertising campaign. She is also starring in a TLC reality show called All That Jazz this summer. Go girl!

Blue Ivy Carter

 

Janet and MJ

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Blue Ivy's superstar parents, Beyoncé and Jay Z, dress her to the nines. The Carter girl rocked a Michael Jackson Thriller-inspired outfit last Halloween and let us mere mortals have it!

John Jolie-Pitt

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have openly discussed that their daughter has chosen to go by the name John, rather than her name assigned at birth. The pair have been supportive despite the media's criticism. Many stars have come out in support of John's identity, including outspoken media personality Amber Rose.

Jay Kelly

 

 

Me and my LOVE THANG #2 @mi_ylno_namuh

A photo posted by Drea Kelly (@officialdreakelly) on

R. Kelly's son Jay Kelly came out as transgender last year. He was only 14 years old when he came out, and critics said he was too young to be trans, but Jay has had support from his mother, Andrea Kelly.

Malisa Phillips

In February, California congressman Mike Honda tweeted a photo of his transgender granddaughter, Malisa, and talked openly about his support for her transition and gender identity. Since then, Malisa and her parents have been carrying the torch for young trans kids everywhere. There's no doubt that her identity has influenced her grandpa to take an important public stance on trans youth and issues.

Stephen Ira Beatty

In 2013, Stephen Ira Beatty, the son of Warren Beatty, starred in a video produced by GLAAD and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project alongside a group of transgender people who are seeking affordable and more comprehensive health care.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith caused a social media firestorm when he was spotted with flowers in his hair at Coachella and wearing a long T-shirt that resembled a dress. He took the criticism in stride and even made jokes about it on Twitter.

Jaden Smith discussing wearing a dress.

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Raquel Willis

A black trans queer feminist media maven. A proponent of all things equality.

A black trans queer feminist media maven. A proponent of all things equality.