Kyl Myers

Mar 18, 2021

Parenting and Personal Life in Academia

A Conversation with Kyl Myers

New Books Network 2021

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In this episode you’ll hear about: navigating academia, gender creative parenting, and a discussion of the book Raising Them.

Our guest is: Dr. Kyl Myers, author of Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting. Kyl is a sociologist, parent, partner, professor, and advocate of gender creative parenting. Kyl’s work has been featured on social media, a TedX Talk, and in numerous articles. She can be found at and at

Your host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women, gender, and sexuality.

Listeners to this episode might be interested in:

  • Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue, by Christia Spears Brown
  • Gender Revolution, Documentary from National Geographic
  • Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
  • Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting by Kyl Myers
  • Raising Baby Grey, video and story from The New Yorker

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