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“Back to Work”

Now that the child has started kindergarten, I am finding my way back to the other things that I used to balance my time with. I never have a shortage of ideas for projects I would like to see happen, or things I want to help out with, but the challenge is often about how…

Upcoming Speaking Events

As spring is springing, you will find me emerging into this new world of public speaking, direct from my living room to yours! With Covid-19 event restrictions in place for a full year now, event organizers are moving towards ways to bring people together digitally and I have a couple of conference speaking gigs this…

In Whose Best Interest?
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In Whose Best Interest?

As much as I wish that we could move forward with scientifically backed measures like bans to conversion therapy, allowing trans or gender questioning youth to access hormone blockers and medically assisted transitional puberty, or implementation of SOGI 123 diversity and inclusion curriculum, we are unfortunately in a time where many people are really adamantly…

Seeding, Weeding, Feeding, and Putting Up
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Seeding, Weeding, Feeding, and Putting Up

I’ve grown these flowers, these vegetables, and this child, from tiny little seeds.  While the seams of society are ripping open, and the horrors of systemic racism, police violence, predatory tendencies of capitalism all are cast into the bright summer solstice sun, we have spiritual and political garden work to tend to. We need to…

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Parenting at Pride

An open letter to parents (especially cis{not trans} gendered and/or straight parents) considering bringing your children to pride, Pride is a cultural festival. It is a festival that comes from a culture of struggle, of resistance. Our culture, queer and trans culture, pride culture, is a beautiful and exciting rainbow sparkle fest, but also has…

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If the transparent sees their shadow? Will revolution come in an early spring?

I’ve been relatively silent in this stream for a number of months now. Huge changes unfolded over those months, including important perspective shifts and closing of chapters that had served their time. There has been grief, transition, experimentation, re-starting and stripping down to the basics.   I spent a period of time putting a degree…