7-Year-Old Schoolboy Gets Praise For Inspiring Others By Wearing Girls' Clothes At School
Meet Theo Easton, a seven-year-old student from Hilltop Primary School in Airdrie, Scotland. Last year, he began wearing girls' clothes, and just before this summer's break, he told his mom he wanted to wear a pinafore to school.
After showing up at school dressed in a pinafore, knee-high socks, brogues, and a polo shirt with puffy shoulders, Theo received tremendous support from the entire Hilltop Primary community
His mother, Marion, age 39, shared with a news source, "Theo has been wearing girls' clothes outside of school for over a year now. When he plays with his friends, he sometimes wears girls' clothes and sometimes boys' clothes—it all depends on how he feels that day."
Regarding Theo's preferences, she explained, "He's a lively and adventurous young boy. He enjoys playing with Lego and engaging in army games. He identifies as a boy, but he simply doesn't feel comfortable in traditional boys' attire. I'm not sure if this will be a permanent choice or not. He's only seven, so he's still exploring."
Marion also described how Theo's friends reacted to his decision. "Theo's first day in the girls' uniform went wonderfully. He had informed his classmates the week before, and one of his friends said, 'We'll always love you, no matter what you wear, Theo.' Theo felt amazing while playing in his pinafore during breaks and lunch. He didn't feel any different. The school has been incredibly supportive. Even his teacher told him she loved his outfit."
She continued, "The smile on his face when he came out of school that day said it all for me. He's truly inspirational and exceptionally brave. I know I made the right decision by allowing him to make this choice."
However, not everyone has been as accepting of Theo's desire to express himself differently.
Marion mentioned that some TikTok users have criticized her, even saying she'll "go to hell" for supporting Theo's clothing preferences.
"I posted a TikTok about Theo, and people were saying things like, 'You're going straight to hell for letting your son do this.' I'm a progressive person, so that was tough for me. Theo is just seven, but he wants the freedom to be himself. It's that simple for me. So, I'm trying to ignore the negativity because I'd rather see my son happy with who he is than watch him develop psychological issues later on. I would never forgive myself if he reached that point."
Marion remains optimistic that Theo will continue to assert his independence, despite those who seek to tarnish his family's and school's reputation.
"He's just a joyful young boy who values love, kindness, and acceptance. The clothes he chooses shouldn't define his identity as a person. I see this as a positive story and hope others will too."