By Lori Duron
Elevating My Rainbow is Lori Duron's frank, heartfelt, and brutally humorous account of her and her family's adventures of misery and happiness elevating a gender-creative son. while her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her more youthful son, C.J., may a lot really twirl round in a red sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in every one hand whereas making a song woman Gaga's "Paparazzi."
C.J. is gender variation or gender nonconforming, whichever you wish. regardless of the time period, Lori has a boy who likes lady stuff--really likes lady stuff. He floats at the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine at the left the entire technique to super-girly-feminine at the correct. He's now not all purple and never all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow production. Lori and her relatives decide to see the rainbow.
Written in Lori's uniquely witty and hot voice and introduced via her particularly renowned weblog of a similar identify, elevating My Rainbow is the unforgettable tale of her superb kinfolk as they navigate the customarily not easy yet by no means boring privilege of elevating a marginally effeminate, in all likelihood homosexual, absolutely marvelous son.
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Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori Duron