Tag Archives: acceptance

Curriculum Inclusion: Everybody Benefits

By MJ Ali When I was in sixth grade, we had a substitute teacher who read to us from an illustrated book that negatively portrayed a specific ethnic group, not just in the illustrations, but in the story. And because it was an ethnic group […]

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The Many Faces of Parenting

By MJ Ali When I was 11 years old, I made a pact with myself. I would not have children, and if I did want to raise children, I would adopt. My reasoning for this was very simple: I did not want to contribute to […]

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Lessons for My Daughter

Photo by Mustafa Omar on Unsplash By Shannon E. Franklin When we found out I was pregnant, we decided to be simultaneously revolutionary and old-fashioned by not finding out the sex of our baby before it was born. We wanted to squeeze as much magic out of those […]

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