Gloria Steinem, Rosa Parks, & Beyoncé: Battling Stereotypes with Role Models (Badass Ladies Series)


Change the World, Feminist Role Models, Stereotypes

Hey World Changers, I know you want to introduce your little ones to powerful role models. Instead of waiting for them to learn about them in school (or let’s be honest, learn about them from friends since Beyoncé is probably not on the Common Core curriculum), give them these books. Rosa Parks is on the curriculum but […]

February 13, 2018

19 Valentine’s Day Books with Diversity, Non-Traditional Gender Roles and World-Changing Power


Change the World, Emotions, Gender Equality, Racial Diversity

Hi Changers, February is when every store turns pink and red for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day has been openly critiqued as a shallow holiday created by the flower, jewelry and candy industries. However, for kids, Valentine’s Day is a great time to have some open conversations. Kids know that Valentine’s Day has something to do […]

February 8, 2018

CLOTHES AND GENDER: 12 BOOKS TO ENCOURAGE INDIVIDUALISM


Gender Equality

These two articles from moms of girls recently caught my eye: The first one is titled “Invitation for Principal to Take My Daughter Shopping After Dress Code Violation” with this picture that is actually really familiar. The mom writes in her letter that her daughter is 5’7” at 13 years old, exactly like I was. I love […]

January 8, 2018

RED: TRANSGENDER RIGHTS


Gender, Gender Equality

Hi Changers, Today’s post is a call to action. As you know, the Trump Administration put out a memo this week revoking protections for transgender students that were previously secured by former President Obama. In short, rather than protecting transgender students under Title IX, the Trump Administration reverted the decision back to a state decision. If you […]

January 8, 2018

NOT AS SIMPLE AS BOY OR GIRL: GENDER NON-CONFORMITY, TRANSGENDER AND GENDER-AMBIGUITY BOOKS


Being An Ally, Gender

The human brain craves categorization.[1] Not only do we use categories to differentiate, moreover we use categories to make sense of others. Gender, in particular, is the categorization of perceivable physical features, but also is a category that holds character and behavioral stereotypes.[2] Distinguished by both perceptual differences and societal expectations of each gender, it is not […]

January 8, 2018