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Identity and Music and "(Trans)Gendering the Musical Score with composer Hope Salmonson gender identity heycis! journey podcast queer music Mar 31, 2022

Have you ever looked behind the curtain and thought about who is behind the music you love? Do you ever contemplate what draws you to a piece of music or composer; and how that is linked to your identity?

What if you’re a trans composer?

How does that shape your...

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One Bad Mother: Journey from fear to fierce blog books childrens books health healthcare heycis! parenting transyouth Jan 21, 2022

 Laughing through an hour at something I don't usually laugh about, was pure January-therapy!

What a trip being a guest on the L.A.-based podcast One Bad Mother and keeping up with the host, Biz. Thank you One Bad Mother for inviting me onto your podcast.

Despite the distance (L.A. to...

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Celebrating The Pink Balloon on CTV Your Morning in December 2021 books childrens books ctv media the pink balloon Dec 07, 2021

Nationally celebrating the publishing of The Pink Balloon is one of the biggest highlights of 2021 for both Cynthia and BriAnna. We are so grateful for the everyone who has and is supporting launching this story into the world and for all the positive responses.  Feeling blessed!

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Guest podcast conversation on Where Parents Talk advocacy books childrens books media parenting podcast the pink balloon transyouth Nov 22, 2021

Where Parents Talk is a network focused on helping inspire confidence in parenting so parents can parent with relentless optimism to raise happy, thriving children. 

In November BriAnna and Cynthia had the opportunity to talk with Lianne Castelino about The Pink Balloon and...

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Guest podcast conversation on Bite-Sized Balance with Wendy McCallum kids media parenting podcast trans youth transyouth Nov 22, 2021

"Wendy chats with Cyndi Sweeney and BriAnna Simons, who are both parents of transgender children and advocates for inclusion awareness. Cyndi is a writer, educator, journalist and consultant for beyond binary thinking, and BriAnna is a clinical social worker who specializes in child and...

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Event! Inclusive Reads for Inclusive Schools Fall 2021 event inclusive read school Nov 15, 2021

This past February 2021 we had 3,840+ students participate in our event!

We are proud that all books align with the curriculum and are age appropriate, reflecting the fair and equitable society we are trying to achieve in Nova Scotia. We pride our events in inspiring intentional ally...

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Resources for parents and caregivers of trans and gender expansive youth blog books healthcare local lgbtq resources parent resources school transyouth Sep 29, 2021

Hello!

If you're here, you may be looking for some resources, supports or simply a village of fellow parents and caregivers. Here is how we can help.

 Pflag Halifax has received a generous donation of books from UPS Foundation and we are adding them to our wonderful lending library! ...

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In the Media advocacy cbc ctv media name change pronouns Sep 09, 2021

Advocacy is a HUGE piece of the inclusion work we do at Simply Good Form Inc. 

Here is a compilation of some of this advocacy, outreach and media. 

“Queer all year”

Cynthia and Isaac talking inclusion in Summer 2022 issue The Business Voice with Halifax Chamber of Commerce:

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Hey, Cis! S1:E15: T.R.A.G.I.C - The Real Tragedy and protecting gender expansive children in schools conversion therapy heycis! podcast school schools transphobia transyouth Sep 02, 2021

Hey, Cis; Hey, who? Cis = latin preface for 'on the same side as. Cisgender is someone whose gender identity aligns with their sex as assigned at birth.

Cisgender is someone who has the ability to make the world safer, brighter and more inclusive for trans people young and old. Cisgender is...

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Helpful resources for Gender Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) in schools gsa school schools Aug 15, 2021

Resources: GSAs

Helpful resources for Gender Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) in schools.

What is your GSA up to? Hey, Cis! Podcast is a proud supporter of Nova Scotia GSAs - share your upcoming events with us and we'll be happy to include you on an upcoming Podcast! Whether you need a little getting...

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Nova Scotia and Canadian 2SLGBTQIA+ Healthcare Resources blog health healthcare Aug 15, 2021

I was recently asked about healthcare supports for trans and non-binary people here in Nova Scotia. Launching our new website I wanted to ensure we moved everything over, including Nova Scotia provincial2SLGBTQIA+ healthcare support resources and helpful general health...

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Borrow a book from our travelling library books childrens books lending library nonbinary school transyouth Jul 21, 2021

Above is a video recording in 2020 ahead of our Inclusive Schools Reading event. It highlights an interview with Author Theresa Thorn about her inclusive children's book on gender identity.


Children are talking about gender.

They're talking about relationships.

This curiosity began long...

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