Love Leads the Way

T marched in his first Pride parade and he did amazing! I’m part of my work’s Pride staff group and it was wonderful to march with colleagues, family and friends for the first time since the pandemic. It was important to march, because of increased attacks towards the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It is horrifying to seeContinue reading “Love Leads the Way”

Convivencia: Finding Common Ground

Convivencia is a Spanish term that means coexistence and living together and “has come to be associated with the complex interplay between religious, social, and cultural practices of Muslims, Christians, and Jews.” I learned about this Middle Ages-era term at a staff learning event my colleagues and I organized in early May featuring a keynoteContinue reading “Convivencia: Finding Common Ground”

The Wedding

We took our 7-year-old to his first wedding this past weekend. Well, at least the first wedding he’ll remember. He attended his first and only wedding in 2016, a friend’s destination wedding, when he was 1. As with all social events, we had some initial apprehension of how T will be. But we believe it’sContinue reading “The Wedding”

Reading and Parenting with Pride

When those in power seek to maintain the status quo, they target access to information. I read with dismay and anger about Republican leaders seeking to ban books that discuss diversity, specifically 2SLGBTQ+ people, and to ban school curricula that discuss critical race theory. Reading is one of T and our favourite activities. In additionContinue reading “Reading and Parenting with Pride”