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Neurodiversity in Your Neighborhood

Neurodiversity in Your Neighborhood

by Allison Banta We live in a tiny delight of a neighborhood. The houses are old, the streets are crooked – giant old tree roots rumple the asphalt like waves, making hills and jumps for the braver bike riders. These streets haven’t been repaved in 40 years, and...

Fighting Food Insecurity in Community

Fighting Food Insecurity in Community

by Allison Banta According to the most recent estimates, 1 in 6 kids in this country has experienced food insecurity. 1 in 6. That means when I send my kids to school, an average of 3-4 kids in each of their classes came to school hungry. This is true on any given...

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...

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,...