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Ice, Ice Baby: Lessons Learned from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Don’t you love when things go better than expected? Maybe it’s that iffy first date you go on with someone who turns out to be your soulmate. Or finding a great outfit for said date and the cashier tells you it’s an extra 25% off. When things go better than planned, it’s a great feeling. In the case of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, there was a fateful moment a few years ago. I wasn’t there, but I imagine it …

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‘Be Yourself’: Gender Diversity & Acceptance – for kids!

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Be Yourself The Plot ‘Be Yourself’ is written by Jackie Swirsky and illustrated by her 7-year-old gender creative son Jacob Swirsky and sister-in-law Jaimee Appel. Be Yourself features a gender creative child as the main character and teaches the message of acceptance.  It empowers children to be proud of themselves just as they are and be accepting of all people no matter their style.  It provides positive language around gender diversity and gives strategies for how to be accepting of others.  …