A campaign #boyscanbeprincessestoo shows boys getting dressed up as princesses and it has fast gone viral.
Social media users have taken to their social media pages to react to the #boyscanbeprincessestoo campaign where little boys were dressed as princesses in dresses, heels and some with tiaras and other royal outfits from different parts of the world.
The Boys Can Be Princesses, Too Project is a collaboration between photographer Kitty Wolf and Chicago based children’s party company Princesscapades Princess Parties.
It is a series of photos of little boys dressed as their favorite princesses — together with their favorite princesses! The photos highlight the pure happiness and joy the boys feel when wearing a dress and serve as a reminder that our own hang-ups, assumptions and judgements should never get in the way of a child’s innocent enjoyment and imaginative fun.
This project is designed to show support for kids and parents of kids that choose to play as princesses, no matter their gender. And perhaps show the world it’s ok to play as whoever you want, even if it’s a boy in a ballgown.
See some pictures from the campaign below.
The campaign has stirred several reactions, see a few below.
Stay pressed, luv. Do you realize how many boys actually grow up to be someone they not just because people like you keep them from expressing themselves and enjoying simple things since a very young age ? – @nefertitison
Anyways, more campaigns like #BoysCanBePrincessesToo please! It’s important that boys have heroines, and to be taught they’re just as valid to emulate. I wish there wasn’t as much negativity on the hashtag here, but I 100% support the intent of this campaign. – @TriumphantBass
dude kids are just having fun- just cause they don’t have ur jaded worldview about gender roles doesn’t mean u have to have to force it on them. let kids be happy while they can – @dunderheadgood
Lol. When I was 4 or 5, one of my favorite “toys” was an old, sequined women’s coin purse. I just liked the way it looked, and I mimicked the way my mom carried her purse. Guess what? I still grew up totally straight. – @badbirdkc
Y’all really think what a child plays with or dresses as has any determination on who they will be when they grow up?! Meanwhile, my hot wheels and Pokémon cards went where…to the trash! – @TheKalenAllen
When my brother was 4 he was in love with frozen and wanted to be like Elsa. My mom bought him a frozen dress and he wore it and danced to the movie. My stepdad hated it. My mom didn’t care because how happy it made my brother. He’s older now and a costume didn’t change him 🤷🏽♀️ – @callmeadriiee
yeah and kids engage in playtime and make believe all the time. its ok for them to play cops and robbers and pantomime hurting people but a boy cant be a princess? seems totally legit – @JosephWinfield