A Year in the Life of PRIDE

My Pride book turns ONE today! And it has been such an exciting and interesting year. So much learning and so many amazing new people in my life because of PRIDE. So happy birthday, little book! And as if to help celebrate, these newly printed copies arrived in my mail box today- complete with shiny […]

Talking Pride With BC Students

I’m heading out in a couple of days on the BC Book Prizes Tour! I’ll be visiting grade 4-7 classes at schools in Harrison Hotsprings, Kamloops, Revelstoke, Castlegar, Nelson and Rossland. So excited to talk about my Pride book with more kids and teachers across the province: It is always encouraging to see the work […]

Books, Resistance and Hope

It’s been a truly amazing couple of weeks for my Pride book. And while authors are, obviously, always happy to see their books do well, this book is especially close to my heart and seeing it be so well-received makes me happier than I can say. Against a backdrop of rising racism, islamophobia, sexism, ableism, homophobia […]

Pride: Protest and Celebration

Pride has always been both a protest against oppression and injustice, and a celebration of our beautiful, resilient, diverse community. We fight for change, for freedom, for equality. We celebrate our victories and our loves and our identities. But I’ve never experienced that duality as intensely– as viscerally– as this June. I started writing my […]

Because Homophobia Kills: Making Schools Safer for LGBTQ Kids

This is a message for all my friends (and friends of friends, and LGBTQ allies, and anyone who cares about social justice). It is especially a message for those of you who are parents, because schools care about what you think. Your voice on this will be heard. After the horrific hate crime last week- […]