Scott Stuart has released a children’s book, My Shadow Is Pink, that was inspired by his son’s love of his doll, Elsa from Disney’s Frozen SBS reports.
Stuart, who is a best-selling author and illustrator based in Melbourne Australia, told SBS he began writing the book after his son came home from childcare in tears after being bullied for having a doll.
“Coming home from childcare one day, he was completely distraught from being bullied because he had an Elsa doll. That night I started writing the book behind this film, and started envisioning this on screen,” Stuart said.
The book is about a boy whose family has blue shadows – except for him. His is pink and he loves princesses, fairies, wear dresses and dances. His dad supports his son and learns to accept himself.
In real life, Stuart is equally supportive of his son. Posting to his Instagram, Stuart shows his response to his son’s request to dress as Elsa to go and see Frozen 2 – Stuart response; “There’s no way you’re doing that… ALONE.
“Just a dad breaking down gender stereotypes, one dress at a time,” the father captioned the video on social media. Stuart hopes to make the book into a short animated film and has set up a crowd funding page which has so far raised over $78K of his $75K goal.