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A New Children's Album Celebrates Kids Who Identify As Transgender And Nonbinary

Noel King speaks to music therapist and musician Julie Be of the group Ants on a Log about a new all-star children's album that celebrates kids who are transgender and nonbinary.
Ants on a Log members Julie Be and Anya Rose helped curate a new album that affirms the experiences of transgender and nonbinary kids. Source: Courtesy of the artist

A lot of summer camps had to close this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Camp Aranu'tiq in New Hampshire, a camp for transgender and nonbinary children. Julie Be is a music therapist who has helped, alongside Anya Rose. So the stuck-at-home campers would feel connected, Be and Rose put out an open call for songs that reflect the trans and nonbinary experience, use gender neutral pronouns or use humor to talk about gender. Together, they curated an album of children's music called .

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