Five-year-old Dyson loves wearing dresses, jewelry, and all kinds of stuff that’s traditionally for girls. His mom, Cheryl, worried that people would laugh at him and be cruel, but his family and his school have been super-supportive of his fashion choices.
Looks like the “Men in Pumps” phenomenon has moved from Morehouse College to Pre-School!
Dyson’s mom wrote a kids’ book called “My Princess Boy (A mom’s story about a young boy who loves to dress up.)”, celebrating Dyson and offering a strong anti-bullying message.
In a brutally honest television interview, Cheryl (and dad Dean) talks about what happened when she first saw little Dyson dressing in girls’ clothes, and how she went from frustration and denial to acceptance of her son.
Watch and discuss the full interview below:
Dyson’s teachers spoke during the interview and reveals how they found out that he wanted to be a princess for Halloween. She confirmed that it wasn’t a joke and some of the male staff members showed up in ballet costumes to support him.
Dyson’s older brother Dkobe speaks near the end and shows acceptance for his little brother.
” Mom just let him be happy. Cause he’s me little brother and I want him to be happy. And if he’s happy, I’m happy.”
Dyson’s story is a heartwarming considering the high-profile wave of bullying-related suicides but would you be so accepting if your 5-year old son chose to wear dresses?