Raising Kindness

My five-year-old is full of questions.  I often turn into a monotone, robotic, answering machine.   “Where is the tallest mountain?” “Himalayas.  Mount Everest”. “How big is space?” “Infinite.  Space is a function of time”. “Why does our cat fart when I pick her up?” “Self defense”.   A week or so ago, he asked …

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What’s in a Name

By Tammy Plunkett We are at the stage of my son’s transition where we are making an application for a new birth certificate and passport with male gender markers. Up to now, we have used his birth name, which happened to be unisex, we simply used the masculine spelling for unofficial documents in our daily …

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Passing The Torch

It was September 2014, and on Twitter, under the hashtag #airdrievotes, a group of folks chatting about the upcoming municipal election expressed a desire to see their community become more inclusive.  A plan was made to form a steering committee to start Airdrie Pride.  And I was one of those people. In the months that …

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