Tomgirl: the 7-year-old rejecting gender categorisation

Jayden Smith has catapulted gender fluidity into the news recently through a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton. Now filmmaker Jeremy Asher Lynch invites us into the world of Jake. As a normal 7-year-old boy, Jake dreams of being a vet “or a maybe even a police officer”.

He grows his hair long, wears skirts and multi-coloured tights. “I got a new favouritest colour ever”, he tells us boldly – “hot pink”. “Even though some kids don’t believe in you and bully you, teach them a lesson and say you’re just being yourself”, says Jake. The heart-warming documentary contains interviews with family and friends who accept him for his non-conforming gender.

 

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