“Gender Reveal” Party Originator Speaks Out

Jenna Karvunidis, a blogger credited with popularizing (and even inventing) the “gender reveal” party 11 years ago, is rethinking the trend—thanks to the child for whom her party was thrown. “PLOT TWIST!” she wrote in a Facebook post, before explaining that her child is “telling me ‘Mom, there are many genders. Mom, there’s many different sexualities and all different types,’ and I take her lead on that.” Karvunidis says that she regrets starting the trend, “I know it’s been harmful to some individuals. It’s 2019, we don’t need to get our joy by giving others pain,” she tells NPR, where you can read more.