I’m dreaming (with others) about connecting Toronto-local parents who are interested in sharing and strategizing about parenting for gender justice.
Let’s organize a space for adults to share ideas on how to affirm freedom of gender identity and expression in children. Imagined as a ‘parenting’ group, it could be stronger still if it included all adults significant to a young person’s development – relatives, chosen family, community mentors, even teachers – those affirmatively searching for ways to:
1. Engage young people’s agency, rights, voice and celebration of free gender self identification and expression;
2. Represent, reflect, and celebrate the true range of choices, options and realities relative to identity and expression;
3. Navigate the mainstream culture’s tendency to awfulize (instead of celebrate) gender and sexual diversity.
How about a monthly discussion; a one day conference; a published advocacy toolkit?
If you are interested in contributing your ideas, discussing this further, or participating, email to rebelparentsatoutlook.com.