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Ruby Alexander just wanted to go to the beach.
As a transgender 11-year-old, she struggled to find comfortable, well-fitting bikini bottoms.
So, her dad made them.
That was two years ago. And since then, RUBIES — the clothing brand the dad-daughter duo in Toronto created — has shipped over 500 pairs to transgender girls around the world.
The bikini bottoms incorporate compression spandex and mesh to provide a compact fit, so that transgender girls can feel comfortable doing the same activities as their cisgender friends.
“The response has been amazing,” Ruby said. “I am so happy to see all the kids that can get back into enjoying the activities they love, like swimming, dance and gymnastics.”
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