Who would have thought our family would be getting into skateboarding? That I would associate girls and skateboarding? Not me.
The Stanford rape case has triggered more than outrage — it has triggered many of us to reflect on our own experiences around sexual assault. This story resonates even more for me as a mother.
This Monday Inspiration comes from Zuri and Stacey Ann who are great at modeling social justice conversations with kids. This mother daughter conversation on their YouTube channel: LivingRoomProtest, they hold a “living room protest” in response to Lila getting told that “girls don’t have muscles.”
Come out this Friday to the Herbst Theater in SF and see a great show while supporting efforts to end violence against women.
Watching these women dance, makes me realize just how ubiquitous the Beyonce-style of dance has become in modern media today. Why does every dance I see on YouTube involve some manner of jiggling ones booty? And why is everyone dressed in a designer bikini with sequins?
If you hadn’t heard, yesterday Lowell students walked out of class to protest ‘racist’ sign at their school:
Seven and a half year old Ruby explains why girls can do anything boys can do. In fact Ruby is herself a singer, actor, dancer, musician, entrepreneur, skateboarder, artist, and FEMINIST!
Watching this video, it becomes apparent just how lacking our media is when it comes to images of powerful women/girls.
It’s not always easy to find books that reflect this diversity however. That’s why I wanted to share a great resource for finding new diverse books.
Before a 12-year old took on the video game industry, you had to pay to play as a girl. Teach your kids how to fight gender stereotypes in the media.