I couldn’t think of a better day to launch my blog than Zero Discrimination Day. According to the United Nations, this day is dedicated to “highlighting the urgent need to take action to end the inequalities surrounding income, sex, age, health status, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, drug use, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity and religion that continue to persist around the world.” In my blog space, I intend to create a community that challenges the systems that bind marginalized people.
Together, we can create dialogue with candor and humor, and instead of paying lip service to inclusivity, we can talk about action and change. I challenge you to take a peek into my world. Into the world of a privileged, cis, white, heterosexual woman, who is the mother of a transgender child. A mother who has been, for five years, seeking care and safety in discriminatory education, medical, and social systems.
Join my journey through breast cancer, children with learning differences, and so much more. Join me in shouting from the rooftops, “WE ARE HERE” as we are told it isn’t our time or turn and that our safety and wellbeing are not their problem. If you haven’t already, take a moment to add yourself to my email list and get a free printable. Join me in my journey. All are welcome.
Tis the Season for Elf On The Shelf, Santa, and gifts. As a young mother, I did not get the memo on Elf On The Shelf. Even today, I shudder when I see beautiful Pinterest posts about using elf antics to thrill your kids. Above all, I am an overachiever. I want to be the …
You may see this title and think, oh good, a gift guide to help me think of gifts for my hard to buy for kids. Alas friends, I do not have such a thing. Instead, I come with a piece of advice. This morning I was talking to my editor and friend. We were discussing …
The first quarter of school is in the rearview mirror. We survived. Well, sort of. The return to full-time, in-person learning has been nothing short… Choosing Mental Health Over Perfection During The Holidays