Jul 12, 2015
The Princess: Sometimes Boys are Girls
Eight-year old Sarah may have male physiology, but who cares? She has been telling her family that she is a girl since she learned to talk.
Her father and aunt are ok with the dresses, the female pronouns, and the name "Sarah." Her mother, not so much; she insists on boy-clothes and the name "Seth," hoping desperately that "it's just a phase."
Nope, not a phase. Sarah is a girl, and every girl has a right to be a Princess.
She has a coterie of friends:
1. Irma, a cisgirl who likes superheroes, monster movies, and wearing boys' clothes (cis means that your physiology and gender identity match).
2. Jordan, a teenage transboy who sometimes babysits (Mom doesn't realize that he's trans)
3. Chuck, a cisboy with a crush on Sarah.
This is one of the funniest child-oriented comic strips out there, on a par with Soup to Nutz and Frazz.
And, with its G-rated humor, perfect for gender-atypical kids of any age (and gender-typical kids, too).
Christine Smith has been publishing the webcomic The Princess twice a week since 2009 (older strips are archived on The Duck). There's a collection available through Prism Comics.
See also: Dykes to Watch Out For.