A decade ago, gender reveal parties were unheard of. Now social media and even traditional media are filled with pregnant mothers and their husbands, all one-upping each other. There seems to be no limit to the outrageous ways people are using to reveal whether one’s baby will be a boy or a girl.
Royce and Jessica James were a mixed-race couple keen to shake up the status quo. They believed in equality, social justice, and defying stereotypes. When Jessica became pregnant, they decided to raise their baby gender-neutral. The Jameses didn’t subscribe to the school of thought that blue was for boys and pink was for girls. They believed a baby should be free to develop without the influence of gender stereotypes. They decided to dress their child in gender-neutral colors such as yellow and white. They felt enforced gender roles would limit their child’s potential.