Busy Philipps Discusses Her Experience As A Mother Of A Queer Child.
According to ET, Busy Philipps, who has referred to her 13-year-old daughter Birdie as they/them since they came out as queer in 2020, opened up about her recent experiences.
The 42-year-old actress applauded her eldest child for having the courage to show the world their true self. On her podcast, “Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best,” Philipps recalled how Birdie urged her to talk to her about queerness and pronouns. While Philipps lauded Birdie, she also expressed her readiness for the world to be cruel to her daughter.
Philipps told the magazine, “They’re kind of constantly unmoved by anything, in terms of how people have behaved.” “Knowing that there might be individuals who would be cruel to my child was difficult for me.” The actress went on to say that she was concerned that discussing Birdie on a public platform might put her child in danger. “I felt like I was putting my child out there, at risk of absorbing some of that hatred toward who they are as a person,” she continued.
Philipps said she overcame her apprehension after Birdie emphasized to her that not everyone will be accepting of her sexuality.
“Mom, didn’t you think everyone would be kind about it? No, we live in a world like this “Philipps remembered what Birdie had said. “I’m delighted you did that because now I don’t have to justify myself to people all the time. You helped me out.” Philipps also talked about receiving “awful DMs” on Instagram. “However, who cares?” she said.
Aside from the unpleasant remarks, the “Made of Honor” actor said she received far too many emails and texts from mothers thanking her for speaking out about her child’s queerness and pronouns over the previous year.
The actress stated that those mothers have the same fear, but because they live in a tiny community, they are unable to express it. She feels that having a dialogue with Birdie on her podcast will make it easier for these mothers to have a chat with their own LGBTQ children.
Philipps announced that her daughter is LGBT in December 2020. Philipps and her husband Marc Silverstein have an 8-year-old daughter, Birdie.