We ALL grow-up to either defend civil rights (and the people they protect), or we play an active role in erasing them. Period.
How do I know? Because for more than 8 years I taught and created systems inside organizations to protect the civil rights of one of the United State's most underserved and silenced groups- limited-English speakers.
I know about many, critical roles we can play in protecting civil rights because I've trained hundreds of people to do their part in this work.
... I write stories that change the way you see the world, make you purpose-full(y) uncomfortable, and help you explore your role in the revolutionary and liberation work that awaits all of us.
Right now, we're not raising kids who'll be ready to do the work of defending civil rights #IRL. In fact, many of the things that we do every day to teach our kids about the world will make their future participation in any kind of social justice work harder.
As a long-time teacher of adults and mom of two (ages 4 and 9), I'm passionate about equipping families to have regular teaching conversations with their kids that prepare them to be brave, wise defenders of civil rights. I create stories for parents, teachers, and other caregivers who are passionate about social justice issues and who are itching to 'do the work', but don't know how to start, what to say, or how to fit it into their daily lives.