Ari Dennis is a 30-year-old Florida mom who recently revealed how she is raising her baby as gender neutral. She says that she will let the baby decide what they want to be, and she refers to her 11-month-old child as “theybe”.
As it turns out, they are part of a growing community doing the same, and only the children’s parents actually know the child’s anatomy. Ari said that she wants “theybe” to consider their options before deciding, and the baby’s birth certificate also says “unknown”.
Ari’s older child, Hazel, discovered her gender at the age of four.
The mom from Florida also said that her children had genitals when they were born, but she did not assign them a gender at birth, because they chose to acknowledge that those genitals don’t indicate anything about gender.
She doesn’t prohibit Sparrow (theyby) from having a gender, nor she forces them to be one gender or another.
Hazel, Ari’s daughter, said that they’re her little sibling, not her sister or brother.
The mother is a part of a Facebook group named “Parenting Theybies” which has more than 350 members.