A Canadian group has created a puppet to teach school-aged children about transgenderism and gender fluidity. Julia, created by the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation, is a biological female who feels in her heart that she should be a boy. Julia and her puppet friends, Leo and Arnie, and her human friend,

Alex, explore the topics of transgenderism and gender fluidity in a way that kids can supposedly understand. One day, Julia decides that she wants to be called “Julien” and quickly makes the change. The show depicts how friends, family, and teachers should react if a young child decides to “transition” from one sex to another. The puppets are the main characters in booklets and videos that the foundation released earlier this month. READ MORE