My Gender Work was Stolen in the Children’s Book Industry

#Columbused #GenderWheel #GenderNow #DiverseBooks #StolenWork

Context is Everything I was plagiarized twice in the same year by the same community. It was hard to wrap my brain around at first. After all, this is a community I felt some connection to. These were people I imagine to be well-intentioned parents and professionals. But now there …

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My Story, Your Story, Their Story, Who Gets to Tell It?

First Voice/Own Voice and Indigenous, POC, LGBTQI Children’s Books

My Story I have been involved in the children’s book industry for over 20 years. I joke that they accidentally let me in. Indeed, something must have been going on…stars momentarily aligned, portals briefly opened… because not only did I get “in,” but my first book, Prietita and the Ghost …

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GENDER MONTH–Week FIVE (Part Two)–THE HOLISTIC SELF & THE GENDER WHEEL

5 weeks of expanding the mind and beautifying the world with Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness!

**NOTE: I turned this blog series into a FREE Online Course available through The Gender Wheel website. View the course>>> The final post in my blog series was done in two sections, if you missed the first part on THE BINARY & THE HOLISTIC SELF, find that here. And, if …

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GENDER MONTH–Week FIVE (Part One)–THE BINARY & THE HOLISTIC SELF

5 weeks of expanding the mind and beautifying the world with Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness!

**NOTE: I turned this blog series into a FREE Online Course available through The Gender Wheel website. View the course>>> ON TO THE FIFTH & FINAL WEEK OF GENDER MONTH! Each week of this month I’m focusing on a different theme in relation to Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness. If you missed any …

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GENDER MONTH–Week FOUR–US HISTORY (1600s-1800s)

5 weeks of expanding the mind and beautifying the world with Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness!

**NOTE: I turned this blog series into a FREE Online Course available through The Gender Wheel website. View the course>>> ON TO THE FOURTH WEEK OF GENDER MONTH! Each week of this month I’m focusing on a different theme in relation to Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness. If you missed any of the …

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GENDER MONTH–Week Three–INDIGENOUS HISTORY (NORTH AMERICA)

5 weeks of expanding the mind and beautifying the world with Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness!

**NOTE: I turned this blog series into a FREE Online Course available through The Gender Wheel website. View the course>>> ON TO THE THIRD WEEK OF GENDER MONTH! Each week of this month I’m focusing on a different theme in relation to Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness. If you missed last week’s post …

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GENDER MONTH–Week Two–MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS

5 weeks of expanding the mind and beautifying the world with Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness!

**NOTE: I turned this blog series into a FREE Online Course available through The Gender Wheel website. View the course>>> ON TO THE SECOND WEEK OF GENDER MONTH! Each week of this month I’m focusing on a different theme in relation to Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness. If you missed last week’s post …

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GENDER MONTH–Week One–NATURE

5 weeks of expanding the mind and beautifying the world with Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness!

**NOTE: I turned this blog series into a FREE Online Course available through The Gender Wheel website. View the course>>> WELCOME TO GENDER MONTH! 5 weeks of expanding the mind and beautifying the world with Queer/Trans/Intersex fabulousness! Introduction I’ve been studying and living my queer culture for over 30 years. …

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COMING OUT for our Kids in the Children’s Book Industry

Making Books that Center LGBTQ Kids

A Book That Shows How Creativity Can Keep You Strong When You’re Courageously Being Yourself The Boy Who Drew Dresses/the Very True Tale of a Perfectly Gay Little Boy will be published by Reflection Press in 2017 This is a story about my friend Paul Gallo. Today he is a …

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Calling OUT Indie-QUEER!

Changing Voice in the Children's Book Industry

Two Books that Honor Mexican Heritage AND LGBTQ Experience Death In the Family and When We Love Someone We Sing to Them will be published in 2017 by Reflection Press. Written and illustrated by me, Death In the Family is not a Dia de los Muertos book with cultural references and …

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