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Pioneer of gender-reveal party regrets sparking trend: 'Let kids be who they are'

The former blogger changed her perspective when her own daughter began to teach her about the nuances of gender
Jenna Karvunidis, a pioneer of the gender reveal party, with her family. Photograph: Launa Penza

One of the pioneers of the gender-reveal party, the popular trend for announcing a baby’s gender through some form of stunt, has said is it time to “re-evaluate” the practice and that her own daughter had begun to explore her gender and defy gender norms.

Jenna Karvunidis, 39, explained that in 2008, she baked a cake with pink over the next decade.

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