Parenting philosophy

Carrie Fisher raised her daughter Billie Lourd ‘without gender’

Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd embrace as they arrive at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

After the death of the beloved and iconic actress Carrie Fisher, a Teen Vogue interview with her daughter, Scream Queens star Billie Lourd, from earlier this year has resurfaced for a remarkable reason: The 24-year old actress revealed her mother raised her “without gender.” She explains to the magazine that Fisher had “told me to be true, and kind, and confident in yourself. She raised me to not think of men and women as different. She raised me without gender. It’s kind of the reason she named me Billie. It’s not about being a strong woman — it’s about being a strong person. She once told me, ‘I never sat you down with a credo. It was more about leading by example.’” Lourd’s mother and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, died this week only a day after Fisher passed, prompting an outpouring of support from fellow celebrities.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

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