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CHOOSE KINDNESS

One of the most common comments that my family received in the days and weeks following my gender change announcement was, “I had no idea what your family was going through.”   This realization did not only come from casual acquaintances and friends, but also our immediate families.  The closest people in our life had, …

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Mindful Celebrations

December marks the one-year anniversary of our PRYSM group One year of watching what support and acceptance can facilitate in the lives of our youth. One year of beholding the beauty of authenticity. One year of holding space for all of the fear, joy, and exuberance that each of these youth allow us to witness. …

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One Generation

Full disclosure here.  I’m 34, which means I’m a Millennial.  I’m sure you’ve all heard lots of things about Millennials from their (cough cough) senior generations.  You know, how we’re entitled and lazy and all that stuff.  Well, as we age, I’m thinking it’s time for Millennials to start saying stuff about the upcoming generation, …

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You are not a Theory

Recent news surrounding the Ontario PC Government’s intent on removing education around gender identity from the school curriculum under the guise that “gender identity theory is a liberal ideology” is dangerous and misleading, especially to transgender and non-binary human beings. Let me get this out of the way. Theories on which education and social policy …

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YOU EXIST

It is with cautious hesitation that I write about the negativity currently being directed towards transgender people by the government of the United States.  I feel concerned that by sharing my thoughts, I may be forcing people to revisit recent hurtful news headlines and thereby give more power to their negative impact.  There is a …

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