Speaking Engagments within the Peel District School Board

In the past two weeks, my journey into the lives and communities of others has been quite powerful. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a Staff of roughly 35 middle school educators about Defying Gay Gravity, the process that led to the book being written, the need for powerful resources that address identity as a unit of study (especially within the realm of gender and sexuality), and how to start up a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). In my journeys, I was also invited into a classroom at another middle school within the Peel District School Board to address Canadian identities and intersectionalities from the LGBTQ lens. Conversations around ability, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation ensued. What a powerful bunch of students they were asking poignant questions that were at once respectful but that reflected a depth and knowledge of identity that clearly took months to build. I remain grateful to the Staff, and to this teacher for this opportunity. I am so pivileged to do this kind of work. So incredibly priveleged and thankful.

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