Instagram Star Explains What It Was Like Growing up Gender-Neutral | 22 Words

An influencer has opened up about her experience of being brought up without a gender.

Read on for her heartwarming story...

Now, there's no doubt we're living in an era of gender fluidity.

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Long gone are the days where there were simply 2 genders because now, people can identify with up to 100 different genders or no gender at all.

More and more people are identifying as gender neutral...

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Or "non-binary," in other terms.

Just to break it down for you...


People use the term “non-binary" to describe genders that don't fall into 1 of the 2 more traditional categories of male or female.

It can be a confusing concept to get your head around...


While some non-binary individuals identify as either having a gender that is in-between the 2 categories "man" and "woman", others can fluctuate by having no gender at all - either permanently or some of the time.

But how far is too far?


While people are completely free to identify how they wish, there are some who take the whole gender argument a little further than others.

And this certainly includes parents who decide to raise their children without a gender.

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Of course, how a parent raises their children is nobody's business but their own - but, recently, the idea of raising a child without a gender hasn't sat well with many.

However, one Youtuber who was brought up without a gender has shared her experience with the world...

And now more people want to raise their kids gender-neutral...

She has received endless support online...

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Going by the username The Queer Kiwi, Savannah opened up about her experience and how it affected her growing up...

She starts her video off by explaining that her parents wanted to raise her gender-neutral.

Allowing her to make her own decisions about who she wanted to be...

Without forcing gender stereotypes onto her.

Her parents would dress her in "oranges and greens" and overall more neutral colors...

Trying not to sway her opinions.

"When it came to games I would play pirates and I'd also play fairies and I'd sort of make all these decisions by myself."

Her parents would go along with whatever she wanted to play with, no matter if it was for boys or girls.

However, she admitted to choosing the girly stuff over everything, saying she was "big into fairies, princesses, and barbies."

Because of her parents support over the years, she knew without a doubt her parents would accept her if she ever came out as gay.

She labels herself as "queer or gay" and believes "sexuality is a very fluid thing."

​And in terms of coming out, she never felt like she had to. However, she did admit that despite all this, she was still nervous to tell her parents.

Ultimately she is grateful to her parents for her upbringing and how lucky she's been to be able to live her truth without question.

She said: "If I didn't have that I don't really know how I would identify or what would be going on in my mind. I've just never felt the need to question it and never felt the need to be anything other than myself, or to hide who I am."

Because of how she was raised and the environment she was surrounded by...

She admits she has "never experienced homophobia before."

Even her school was in full support of LGBTQ+ students, priding themselves on teaching their pupils to be excepting of others...

​As well as having school councilors available to all students.

​She admits her experience has been a very privileged one.

Check out her video below...

Let's hope this leads to more young people having the same experience.

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