Post Tagged with: "Clare Masson"

IDAHOT: A Three Part Journey to Acceptance
News & Politics

IDAHOT: A Three Part Journey to Acceptance

Itapema Like last year, for me, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)* started with a bike ride in Albania, gay activists, the international community, progressive straight allies, and a bit of trepidation about potential violence.

Never Say No – A Feminist Dilemma
Family / Parenting

Never Say No – A Feminist Dilemma

purchase ivermectin My inner tomboy hoped she would reject pink and make-up and all the vestiges of femininity that go along with societal teachings that girls must be pretty, sexy, and smart but not too smart.

Photo credit: Clare Masson
Parenting

Birthday Silence

My 3-year-old daughter sings. She sings and composes. She allows every thought in her head to spill out in song, often through a microphone given to her for her last birthday, often as loud as humanly possible, often on repeat.

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Family

When your partner doesn’t blog

Which stories are mine to tell? Where is the line between ours and mine? Who decides?

Wisconsin high school taking important steps (again)
News & Politics

Wisconsin high school taking important steps (again)

Last week, Shorewood led the way once again. It is the first high school in the city of Milwaukee to adopt transgender student guidelines and will make accommodations for students, including use of appropriate bathrooms and changing spaces.

DIY: melted crayon art
Kids / Parenting

DIY: melted crayon art

Over Christmas, my daughter received a melted crayon art piece for her room. Not only is it a great playful addition to a toddler’s room, it adds a splash of color and was a lot of fun for the teenage family member to make! I thought some do-it-at-home art was […]

Make your resolutions reality
Advice / Life

Make your resolutions reality

Over the past few weeks, I have been taking a leadership training. One of the trainers was fond of asking us, “What is the difference between a goal and a New Year’s resolution?” Given that I had the question answered for me many times by that same trainer, I am […]

From peace in the home to peace in the world
Life / News & Politics / Sex & relationships

From peace in the home to peace in the world

Do you know that we are in the 16 days of activism against gender based violence?  This annual season runs from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).  Each year, a new theme is picked, this year: From peace in the home […]

Albania Gay Ride Against Discrimination (May 2013)
Photo: Clare Masson
News & Politics

Country of contradictions: Albania and same-sex partnerships

A country where a recent survey said 53% believe that “gays and lesbians should not be free to live as they wish” is not a country where you expect to hear about same-sex marriage legislation being introduced and supported by both government and opposition. But, Albania is, at times, a […]

Defining Family
Extended family / Family / Travel

Defining Family

I was 15 when I asked my parents how Uncle Dave was related to us.  They looked at each other a bit perplexed. It wasn’t that this was some tawdry secret; I think they had just never considered how having your child call someone “Uncle Dave” for her entire life […]