My mate and I brought a beautiful baby girl into the world just over eight years ago. But even before she was born, the pigeonholing began. I was late to the game, but my man was right on time.

He was hard-lined against our daughter wearing pink. Mainly because it was the color she was ‘supposed’ to wear. I was like ok, that’s fine with me, but since I had never been in the position where anyone told me that that was the color girls should wear, I wasn’t as steadfast against it as he was.