The importance of making up stories for kids

The benefits of reading books to children are well known, but making up stories for and with them is the pinnacle of care and teaching. The good news is, it isn't about telling a perfect story. Instead, it's about giving interactive attention to the children, creating memories, passing on morals and culture that are important... Continue Reading →

Writing for liberation exercise: play like a child

Last week in class, I watched my tiny kids turn pillows into castles, physically eat and swallow a "pizza" we made out of much spilt glue and coloured-in vegetables, and act out the animals of the masks they wore. I wish I had that amount of imagination, that much freedom in my mind to think... Continue Reading →

mothering and revolution as love by any means necessary

The title of this post comes from the dedication in newly released book Revolutionary Mothering: a book which "places marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation...Revolutionary Mothering is a movement-shifting anthology committed to birthing new worlds, full of faith and hope for what we can raise up together." Here... Continue Reading →

Poem dedicated to a girl

Listen girl, when they compliment you, calling you beautiful, or when they humiliate you, calling you ugly, don't listen to anyone. They only want to lock you up in the mirror of a different kind of loneliness. You should live, not please. Beauty is in life. When they read Little Red Riding Hood to you,... Continue Reading →

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