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 …

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!

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 you missed any of the last four weeks on NATURE, MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS, INDIGENOUS HISTORY, & EARLY US HISTORY check those …

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!

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 of the last four weeks on NATURE, MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS, INDIGENOUS HISTORY, & EARLY US HISTORY check those posts out here. …

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

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

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 last three weeks on NATURE, MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS, & INDIGENOUS HISTORY, check those posts out here. WELCOME TO U.S. HISTORY WEEK! …

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

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

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 on MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS, check that out here and the previous week’s post on NATURE can be found here. WELCOME TO …

GENDER MONTH–Week Two–MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS

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

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 on NATURE, check that out here. WELCOME TO MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS WEEK! In PART TWO of the gender series we open …

GENDER MONTH–Week One–NATURE

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

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. There is much wisdom and beauty within it, great artistic expression and brilliant scholarship, small intimate stories and large sweeping …

What Keeps Me Strong in These Days – Checking IN and Blessings OUT

Children's Books as a Personal Practice

These days, these days, these days. Everything changing. So much discomfort. Everywhere hope and courage. So much waking up as the children take to the streets speaking truth OUT loud. So much more waiting in the wings. These days, I close much of my correspondence with “take good care through …

VIDEO and DRAWING PAGE for When A Bully Is President, Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times

the revolution is allways NOW

It is with fierce love that I share a reading and arte of my children’s book When a Bully Is President, Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times for today’s inauguration. In the days ahead we must know the truth of who we are and that we are pure creative power. …