Social media influencer Bianca Andrade has more than 15 million followers, so her baby will be raised under the eyes of many, many people. They’ll all be able to witness how Bianca won’t force a gender on her newborn.
If we think back a hundred years ago (it may sound like a long time, but it’s just a speck of time in the long history of mankind), the ways in which families were shaped were very different from how they are today. Each person was very clear about what they were supposed to do, as well as what the boundaries of both their role within the household and their gender within society itself were. This brought some peace of mind, calmness, and a pattern to follow, but it also meant that life could be quite hard for those people who did not feel comfortable within this norm.
For this reason, society has slowly made sure to go correcting these things. The way to do this, in some cases, starts early in life.
This has been the case for Bianca Andrade, a popular social media influencer, who has declared to her more than 15 million followers that she will raise her newborn baby in a very particular way.
Although the little one’s name is Cris, and he was born male, Bianca plans to raise him as open and free as possible. For this reason, she doesn’t plan to give him a predefined gender during his upbringing.
To make it clear that they didn’t want to force any kind of decisions on him prior to his emotional maturity, she and her partner painted the baby’s room, and bought his belongings and clothes, in the color purple, since it’s a mixture of pink and light blue.
The decision to raise her son this way happened after a conversation Bianca’s husband, Fred, had with his sister, who recently declared herself as non-binary. After understanding the struggle she had to go through to feel comfortable in her body, he finally arrived at the conclusion that he also wasn’t comfortable with either traditional gender entity. For him, this was eye-opening.
This is why he and his wife decided that this little boy, who they’d spend the rest of their days with, would have to decide for himself on issues of gender and identity.