We’re always worried about what our kids are going to learn at school or from their friends, but it’s amazing what their little brains and hearts come up with themselves. Media-literacy group Hatch gathered a small group of children ages nine to 11 to find out what they had to say about Caitlyn Jenner. And it’s truly awe-inspiring.
The moderator first showed the kids a photo of Bruce Jenner running at the Olympics (in which they described him as having “strong arms” and “doing track and field”), then followed it up with one of Caitlyn in a red dress, posing for Vanity Fair.
“Happy” and “calm” were used to describe her. One girl said “she looks like she’s in charge and knows what she’s doing,” while another added, “She looks really confident, and I like her dress.”
The moderator then asked the group: “What would happen if I told you that they’re the same person?” And while one boy asked, “How could a boy turn into a girl? That’s impossible,” the discussion quickly turned to one of empathy and acceptance.
“Who she wants to be is who she should be.”
Read that eloquence again, people, and let it sink in. It’ll hit you right in the feels every time.
The moderator then shared both positive and negative comments from social media about what others thought of Caitlyn and the kids’ responses were stunning. If everyone could just think like this, the world would truly be a better place.