ZIYA YEWDALL loves pink, My Little Pony toys and clothes, Barbie dolls, sparkly head bands and dresses just like untold thousands of six-year-old girls across the country. Except that Ziya was assigned male and birth and considers himself to be a boy, but maybe a girl, too. "Ziya is gender-fluid," explains Faith Yewdall, Ziya's open-minded mother. Faith and Ziya's dad Eli support and affirm's their child's gender identity and expression, which might be more boyish one day and more feminine the next. "Ziya is a mix of both genders, falling somewhere in the middle," Faith explains.
Pictured: Ziya and little sister Ada help choose a name for one of Ziya's many dolls with help from two of Ziya's girlfriends.