How to Teach Children About Social Justice

  NOTE: I originally published this piece on 2/26/18 on my other blog, This Family Is Sacred. *** Our church struggled today to “teach children about social justice.” Let’s try again. First, teach them about God. Walk with them in the woods, holding their hands against the bark of living trees. Scoop the worm up with a gentle palm, feeling her living muscles pulse as she moves. Watch for the chipmunk, bright and quick. Their…

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On Being “Baba” in Public; or I’m Not Abducting this Child in the Grocery Store

  He rides in the grocery cart, his sprawling three year old frame almost too big for the seat. Up high, his face is closer to mine. We carry on a conversation as we turn, aisle by aisle, through the store. He pulls off his purple hat, handing it to me. I stuff it in by back pocket and ruffle his hair. We stop to watch the lobsters. We ponder five different kinds of tomato…

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The Queer Family Flirt

Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. The piece below gives you a glimpse of why I think sharing our stories publicly, and living our lives publicly, matters. I’ve been writing about our family on my blog, This Family is Sacred,  for two and a half years. I’ve been surprised, and honored, by the thoughts and experiences people have shared back with me in response to my writing. I started writing because I needed community. It worked.…

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