19 Avril 2021
From UNITED STATES •
As someone who has built my career on the internet, I have always been super open about things in my personal life. This pregnancy was something I wanted to keep for myself. I’m not a fan of unwanted opinions, and pregnancy can be pretty stressful to begin with.
The more you share, the more people feel entitled to give their two cents. That’s not something I wanted to subject myself to while pregnant. Now that my baby is here and healthy, I’m proud to share with my Romiti Gang that I am someone’s mom now.
The choice to be private couldn’t have gone any better. I knew that I wanted to do a cool video announcement, but I didn't want it to be a stereotypical gender reveal. I feel like stereotypical gender reveals don't offer a child the grace to just be themselves. I wanted to announce my pregnancy in a way that wasn't imposing masculinity or femininity onto my child.
That's why I didn't include the stereotypical pink or blue in this music video. It's okay for girls to like blue, and it's okay for boys to like pink. We decided to have the little girl in the video wear a tuxedo, to further make the point that a child does not need to be confined by typical gender norms. I wish I had seen more of that message when I was growing up, so I'm putting it out into the world now.” - Toni Romiti
DIFFUSION April 19, 2021