You like super heroes, not dolls. You want to dress like the prince, not the princess. You play inventor and build things, you don’t like to play house.
On this “Day Of The Girl,” I wish you unconditional love and acceptance from at least one grown up that lets you be you. And if that’s not possible, I wish you strength and resilience. Because you are an awesome little girl who will one day be an extraordinary woman. All the grown-ups will come to you for help because you can fix almost anything, and you’ll rock a suit better than your dad ever did. You are not incorrectly female, you are right just the way you are.
Claudia Lucas Robertson is a Chilean American Jew-ish lesbian activist, musician, improv performer and Editor-in-Chief at The Velvet Chronicle.