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Gender Identity – Talk About It.

Gender Identity – Talk About It.

by Allison Banta Talking to kids about gender, pronouns, and identity can be overwhelming. Maybe you had the opportunity to grow up in a family that was good at those conversations. Perhaps openness and curiosity and acceptance have always been your way of life. If...
Conversations with the Kids: Mental Health Awareness

Conversations with the Kids: Mental Health Awareness

by Allison Banta We try to be very proactive in our approach to sticky subjects. I’ll be the first to admit though— the conversation about mental health snuck up on me. When the COVID pandemic hit we had very little framework in place for that conversation, and...
“ABCs of Black History” by Rio Cortez

“ABCs of Black History” by Rio Cortez

by Tyree McMillan, an LJL content creator In February’s box, there was a book titled, “ABC’s of Black History” by Rio Cortez. This book is primarily made for children, however, when I first read the book as a high school student, I realized that I had learned...
Tell Your Sons

Tell Your Sons

by Allison Banta   Feminists live at my house. Some like their equality with a side of pink and ruffles and twirly dresses. Some prefer dragons and dogs and teal blue, clear like ocean waves. Some love words on crisp pages and wind swaying tree branches and deep,...
Rethinking how you’re teaching Black History

Rethinking how you’re teaching Black History

By Shelby Kretz What do you remember about your Black history education?  Did you learn about Black joy? Black success? Can you remember and name any prominent Black scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, or artists?  Black history is so much more than slavery and...