A boy in my school is wearing a dress
A boy In my school is now waring dresses and has girls name like me ? I don’t no why?
Hi there! It’s great to have you reach out to Ask Alex with your concerns. It’s completely natural to feel a little confused or curious when something like this happens.
First of all, it’s important to understand that people express themselves in various ways, and it’s perfectly okay for your schoolmate to wear dresses and choose a name they feel comfortable with. Everyone has the right to be themselves and express their identity. It’s important to be open-minded and accepting of others, even when their choices may seem different from what you’re used to.
We can imagine that this might be a bit unexpected or confusing for you, and that’s completely understandable. It’s great that you’re looking for information and support. If you ever want to learn more or discuss this further, it might be helpful to talk to a trusted adult like a parent, teacher, or school counsellor. They can provide guidance and answer any questions you might have.
Also, remember that you’re not alone in this. It might be helpful to connect with a friend or a support network like lgbt.ie/ where you can share your thoughts and feelings through their chat service. Here is an article from the Childline website, which explains Gender Identities, and may be helpful for you www.childline.ie/a-list-of-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-terms/.
Lastly, if you ever feel like you need someone to talk to and you’re not comfortable talking to someone you know just yet, you can always reach out to the Childline Team. We’re available 24/7 and provide a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can discuss your concerns. You can contact us at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at www.Childline.ie.
Remember, you’re not alone, and there are people who care about you and are here to support you. Feel free to reach out anytime you need to talk.
Take care of yourself,
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