My family has had the amazing good fortune of spending time with Jozsef, Timea, and Lulu (who is 6 years old). My three kids corresponded with Lulu, made the arrangements and were so joyful to play and talk together, make music (Jozsef is an amazing guitarist!), perform a magic show and hear brave stories and be inspired by strong hearts. What a gift they have given to my family. Please take up this opportunity to learn and to lend a hand to justice and community well-being. Continue reading
“People aren’t sentences. People are stories.” David heard this at a conference and is pondering it, in a cross-eyed, exhausted kind of way, during our wee-hours catch-up, a rarely guaranteed ritual when all the kids are sleeping, the cat is fed, and tasks rendered urgent (through neglect) have miraculously been dispatched, ignored, delegated or completely forgotten. Neither of us is socializing with friends, talking to family, or addicted to technology. We are together, a preciously infrequent moment lacking the usual interruptions.
Lately I’ve been sorting out what I feel about Mother’s Day, so my mind perks up when he says this. I actually open my eyes. Cock my head to one side. Hmmm. Continue reading
This is a campaign to fund the production of a new educator resource called: Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality.
The project is halfway to its $20,000 fundraising goal, but another $10,000 is needed in the next two weeks to make it happen. Help build momentum toward the finish line. Send the campaign link to all of your friends, family members, and colleagues. Tell them why it’s important to you that this book is published. Watch the video which features the story and voices of Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality. Post it onward. We need more resources like this in our classrooms to help young people understand their world, and influence it for the better.
The way we protect our kids from terrible knowledge is not to hide the terrible knowledge, or change the subject, or even create an age appropriate story about the terrible knowledge, but to let them watch us rise up in the face of terrible knowledge and do something.
All the chapters worth reading for tangible strategies. Mine is Chapter 1 – Dancing in the Eye of the Storm: The Gift of Gender Diversity to Our Family.