Lisa Ray Instagram - Before Sufi and Soleil were born- before I knew I would be the mother of twin girls - I cherished this notion of promoting equality through gender neutral clothes. What are gender neutral clothes? Clothes that cater to both male and female and do not restrict on the basis of sex. This approach basically nullifies this idea that dresses are for girls and football jerseys for boys. The whole pink vs blue nursery thing. After the girls came along, and after conscientiously amassing a wardrobe in shades of tasteful beige and camel for them, an interesting thing has happened. My girls - who are confident, assertive wells of curiosity- have been expressing (loudly) their preference for Princess dresses. And so I had to shift my feminist agenda. Why can’t Sufi and Soleil be fierce and independent minded AND enjoy frilly, extravagant design? Why not indeed. One need not cancel out the other. Perhaps in another few months they will express a fascination for high tops and drop crotch joggers. Who knows. But yet again, these two have challenged me and demanded a re ordering of my universe. It’s just clothes, after all. So for now we are enjoying our tryst with tulle and lace and sparkle and the cutest silhouettes like this one by @fairiesnmermaids 💝 I’m once again humbled by 2, two and half year olds. Nothing like kids to slay your everyday beliefs. #feministmomwoes
Before Sufi and Soleil were born- before I knew I would be the mother of twin girls - I cherished this notion of promoting equality through gender neutral clothes. What are gender neutral clothes? Clothes that cater to both male and female and do not restrict on the basis of sex. This approach basically nullifies this idea that dresses are for girls and football jerseys for boys. The whole pink vs blue nursery thing. After the girls came along, and after conscientiously amassing a wardrobe in shades of tasteful beige and camel for them, an interesting thing has happened. My girls - who are confident, assertive wells of curiosity- have been expressing (loudly) their preference for Princess dresses. And so I had to shift my feminist agenda. Why can’t Sufi and Soleil be fierce and independent minded AND enjoy frilly, extravagant design? Why not indeed. One need not cancel out the other. Perhaps in another few months they will express a fascination for high tops and drop crotch joggers. Who knows. But yet again, these two have challenged me and demanded a re ordering of my universe. It’s just clothes, after all. So for now we are enjoying our tryst with tulle and lace and sparkle and the cutest silhouettes like this one by @fairiesnmermaids 💝 I’m once again humbled by 2, two and half year olds. Nothing like kids to slay your everyday beliefs. #feministmomwoes
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