Author. Advocate. Advisor.
As a member of the Airdrie Pride Executive Board, I lead our Parenting with Pride monthly meeting to empower families with children and youth who identify as LGBTQ. I am proud to focus my time and energy on helping youth flourish in acceptance and belonging as well as helping parents know they are not alone, and what may seem like a crisis can indeed be a gift.
One thing I know for sure, from living and working alongside humans for the last 48 years, is that we all just want to belong and know that we matter. All of us. Every creed, race, religion, gender identity, social class, sexual orientation, ability, and age. Knowing...
With International Women’s Day on the horizon, I am forced to have a deeper look at my self-identity as a fierce defender of women’s rights. Before my third child transitioned to a boy, I spoke of empowering women and gender equity until I was blue in the face. I...
As the mom of a transgender 13-year-old, this is the question I get the most from parents of LGBTQ children and youth. How can they trust that their child is right about their gender or sexual orientation? How can they tell if it’s just a phase? How can they trust...