How Gender Boxes Harm All Children and What We Can Do About It

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in Gender and Sexual Orientation, Lessons from the Field | 0 comments

My early parenting experiences were sometimes hard. I had a son who liked to play with dolls and dress up as a princess and I didn’t know if that was okay. I’ve learned a lot since then, and today I’m sharing some of what I’ve learned about the impact of gender boxes on children. As early as two years of age, children learn that there are different rules for boys and girls that they are expected to follow. They learn by...

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The Power of Storytelling: My Story as a Proud Mom

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Gender and Sexual Orientation, Lessons from the Field | 0 comments

Greetings and Happy Summer! Storytelling is a powerful way to touch hearts and open minds. Today, I am sharing a very personal story with you. As you may know, I am the proud mother of a gay son, Danny Moreno. Being his mother has taught me many lessons about unconditional love and acceptance, shared in the video below. We went through some challenging times, and the support from our family and community along the way has made all the...

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