who we are,
how we embody + express
all of our identities —
namely, gender + culture —
and how we respect + support the wholeness of others in embodying + expressing their multitudes is an ongoing contemplation in our home.
earlier this month, we discovered "Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity" by Brook Pessin-Whedbee + discussed the gender spectrum + the many ways to be a "boy"/"girl"/"kid"...PERSON!
while my little person was still nesting in the womb, i held a blessing ceremony + invited all who were present to speak love, life + possibility over my child. my own prayer was for my soon-to-be human-baby-person to have a compassionate soul.
parenting with a heart for justice, liberation + healing compels me to ensure that this compassionate soul cultivates a "liberating lexicon" rooted in the skillful understanding that we have the power to name ourselves + we will continue to resist the oppressive forces that tell us otherwise. #tdor #whywehomeschool ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
#2: kiddo's self-understanding + expression:
i have a body that made adults guess "boy."
i am a boy.
i like building, drawing, games. #3: mommy's self-understanding + expression:
i have a body that made adults guess "girl."
i am a girl.
i like reading. #4: two of the places we descend from
...opening up the conversation around how we express culture + ethnicity. specifically, how does a brownskinned, black-identified, multi-cultured, multi-ethnic, multi-racial child express/embody their "white" part? (my child's answer was woke af.) #howsway ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
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