Meet GenderCool Champion Max (He/Him), a 12-year-old gymnast and Taekwondo black belt who loves sports. "It's important for me to be strong, and I want others to feel that way too."
Max is a bright, freckle faced middle schooler with a musical mind and a body that is constantly in motion. Max competes in gymnastics meets all across the country. When he’s not doing back handsprings in the backyard or handstands in the living room, he can be found either playing an instrument like the cello, vihuela, or ukulele, or playing with his rescue cats, Babykitty and Mr. Poopers.
Max has high marks in school and is in several advanced placement classes, where he continues to get excellent grades. He and his best friends make up “The Bro Gang” and membership is limited to just a handful of boys who can do a million pushups at recess and/or have a cool trampoline in their backyard. His cd player is usually a mix of Tom Petty, the Beatles, and Leon Bridges, and he dreams of being a famous musician or Olympic athlete someday.
Max lives with his little sister Lulu and his mom and dad who love him unconditionally.
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