Sometimes something happens that strikes a cord—one of those moments that makes you upset and delighted simultaneously. Yesterday, just such a thing occurred when we read an article on CTVnews.ca about a mom protecting her son's right to wear tutus. If you missed it you can read the CTV post and learn about the #TutusForRoo movement here.
Today, we're showing our solidarity to those who aren't afraid of standing out from the crowd. Being different isn't easy in a society so desperate to get us all to conform. Exploring who we are and who we want to be is a lifelong journey and we should allow each other the freedom to try a few things on and stick with what feels good. Tutus are insanely fun and they shouldn't be restricted to princesses and ballerinas. We think our pony looks mighty fine in his polka-dotted ruffles.
Let's not stifle freedom of expression or creativity. We commend everyone (parents, family, friends, neighbours, employers and teachers) who actively encourage and embrace individuality and the need to express ourselves in different ways. The only person you should dress to impress is yourself.
Let's all have a bit more fun behaving boldly.