Resilience in Action

The Greater Good in Action and the Hopelab team up with new tools! Did you know that… …keeping a daily journal of three good things that happen; writing about something that inspired you; a journal of self-care and… Read More

About Joy and Resilience

It’s been a while. A busy period of growing the Camp, creating a teen program and finishing up the semester as a professor. And I have been learning about how to be an ally and parent to a… Read More

How to Support Your Transgender Child

It’s been a heartbreaking time since the suicide of Leelah Alcorn on December 27, 2014 . The transgender and gender expansive community has been so saddened precisely because 2014, as other’s have pointed out, seemed to be a watershed year… Read More

How to be a Trans* Ally

2014-guide to being a trans ally   PFLAG has just published this amazing guide to being a trans ally*. As a cisgender parent to a transgender child, it has been incredibly helpful as I navigate this new terrain…. Read More

Gender Identity and Expression- How to Teach a Closed Heart

I’ve been thinking about how to explain gender identity and expression to different audiences: children, teens, fellow parents, and grandparents. It requires different communication skills, vocabulary and vulnerability levels. I’ve written about communicating with grandparents for Gender Spectrum… Read More

Transgender Kids: Beyond the Myths

Trans-Kids-Beyond-the-Myths (1)   This is a great presentation by Julie Temple Newhook, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University in Canada. She explains gender diversity in such a thoughtful way and was willing to share her work.

Trans Awareness Week November 11-17th

In a couple of weeks, it will be the national Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender expansive people. There are several ways to get involved. November 11 – 17 individuals and organizations… Read More

Review of Transparent for Our Family Coalition

A new review of the hottest tv drama on television (according to Time Magazine) by Sandra Collins, the Executive Director of Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp for Our Family Coalition can be read here: http://ourfamily.org/blog/ If you haven’t… Read More

Interesting Problematic for “Women’s Colleges”

The New York Times reported on Oct. 15 on the experience of gender expansive students at women’s colleges such as Wellesley. It’s an interesting problematic about what it means to be at a “women’s college” when gender is no longer binary for… Read More

New Enforcement of Transgender Student’s Civil Rights in California!

  On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 California Downey Unified school district entered into an agreement with U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights after a student filed a complaint against the school district. Although the student suffered… Read More