Because my niece stopped pretending to be a doctor

My sister is an outspoken, strong, independent woman who I know has worked to empower her daughter in every way possible to move beyond gender stereotypes. And, in some ways, she is winning that uphill battle; however, a visit to Milwaukee’s Discovery World, a museum for children, 7 years ago still haunts me. My niece … More Because my niece stopped pretending to be a doctor

Hate is NOT a family (or American) value

Hate is NOT a family value, originally uploaded by coming2cambodia. When I was 17, I got involved with lesbian, gay, bisexual rights as my high school was forming its gay-straight alliance. In the 90s, this was still considered progressive and controversial. I have taken part in marches and other moves for equality, including blogging about … More Hate is NOT a family (or American) value

Great Resources for this year’s Banned Book Week

We are at the beginning of banned book week (Sept 26-October 3). For those of my blog readers (and those who read on facebook and don’t even know this is connected to a blog) who don’t know what banned book week is, I encourage you to check out the 2009 BBW website. There you will learn: Banned … More Great Resources for this year’s Banned Book Week