Bianca Andrade is a Brazilian influencer who has 16 million followers who have followed her pregnancy on social networks. The young woman shared all the details of the process until Cris -her son- was born last July and she decided not to assign gender to her baby.
Influencer decides not to assign gender to her baby so she can choose her own identity
Now, Andrade has made a decision that has generated controversy. She has decided not to assign gender to Cris, who was born a man, until she has “the necessary maturity to do so,” as confirmed by the influencer.
Among other details of the way they are designing their baby’s upbringing, Bianca and her husband, the youtuber Fred, will paint the little one’s room purple, a mix between pink and light blue, and the clothes they dress him in will be of the same color.
The idea came from Fred’s own experience.
The man said that recently his sister confessed to him that she is a non-binary person, that is, she does not identify herself as a man or a woman.
After learning of his sister’s experience, he concluded that he would not subject his son to such identity and gender issues, so he will have the freedom of choice.
Fred described the couple’s decision to Brazil’s GQ magazine: “When we found out about the pregnancy, we were excited and wanted to do everything. Even a party for when we knew Cris’ sex.”
“When we told my sister about this, she said, ‘Why are you going to do that, why do we need to celebrate the gender and not just celebrate the person?’ She told me this and it got me thinking,” the youtuber added.
“So, Bianca and I came to a conclusion: for us, it doesn’t matter if a boy or a girl is born. That’s why we chose purple for her room and her outfit, which is a mix of pink and blue, it’s my favorite color and Bianca also has a strong connection to that color, so it was perfect,” he proudly expressed.