Richard Scarry has created more than 300 children books in his career, dating back to 1949. He’s been quietly re-writing many of them, to adjust to society’s growing understanding and acceptance of gender roles and cultural relations. In fact, the changes have been there since 1991 and no one has taken much notice. It was Alan Taylor, a senior photo editor at The Atlantic, who noticed the changes in his child’s version of Best Word Book Ever and posted them … Keep Reading!!!
Girl Guides of Canada made a landmark announcement this week. In a move that continues their long-held tradition of inclusivity and diversity, they are welcoming transgender girls with open arms! This includes girls from age 5, at the Sparks level, right through to adult volunteer Unit Guiders. Along with the announcement came the release of their Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender Members.
The new resource guide is intended to help Unit Guiders understand the needs of transgender children so … Keep Reading!!!
For more than two years 14-year-old Corey Maison has been waiting for approval to start hormone therapy so she could go through puberty the same way all girls do.
When her mother, Erica, found out she was approved for the hormones she decided to film Corey’s reaction to document the important moment.
This was it, this was the most pivotal turning point in her life, and we both knew it
While Corey was at school, Erica hid the estrogen behind … Keep Reading!!!
This week Frito-Lay launched Doritos Rainbows. It’s a limited edition version of the chips to raise money for the “It Gets Better” campaign. Gay and Bisexual youth are 4 times more likely, and questioning youth are 3 times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers. Nearly half of transgender youth have considered taking their lives, and one-quarter report having made a suicide attempt. It Gets Better‘s goal is to prevent these suicides by having … Keep Reading!!!
Baltimore homeowner, Julie Baker, who is a widow and mother of four, wanted to brighten up her yard in a very Pinteresty way. She made solar lamps with mason jars and spelled out “love” an “Ohana” (the Hawaiian word for family) within them. It’s a beautiful project that I now wish to replicate for my backyard.
One, I’m sure, very upbeat and friendly neighbour took offense enough that they decided to send Julie a note.
I, for one, am so … Keep Reading!!!