Special Education Needs to Be Dismantled and Rebuilt

Fifteen years have passed since my first teaching experience as an assistant teacher at the center-based special education school in Michigan where my mom spent most of her teaching career. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to teach in classrooms spanning from the United States, Belize, and South Africa, and see firsthand how ableist practices…

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White Folks & Smashing the Kyriarchy

[Header image reads: White Folks & Smashing the Kyriarchy. The image shows people at a protest, with a prominent sign that reads, “Black Lives Matter”] Before Harper was born, I came across A Striving Parent’s blog on how preserving her white child’s innocence was an act of white supremacy. At the time, I had just…

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Navigating Consent With My 3 Year Old

Toddlers are notorious for grabbing, touching, and just generally invading body boundaries and personal space. From licking random objects, to shoving beads up their nose, toddlers learn all about their bodies by exploring them. In an attempt to raise a kid who knows that their body is their body, and that they have complete autonomy…

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3 Ways to Teach Peace in Your Home

As my daughter gets older, I strive to find creative ways to embed routines into our day-to-day life that cultivate peace and calm. After a two year hiatus, I’m finally beginning to practice meditation again. It’s a beautiful feeling to be able to come back to it, to have the tools and practices stored in…

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