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 I recently shared this before Trans Day of Visibility 2022 and thought it may prove helpful for those looking to join the conversation in breaking down the biases within our gender-scripted society.

Below are a few thoughts and tips on visible inclusion for you.

I really...

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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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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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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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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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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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Making a splash: Swimwear for transgender and non-binary youth blog parent resources transyouth Jun 30, 2021
 
Summer is coming and we're all thinking about making a splash.
 
For parents and guardians of gender diverse and transgender children -- this one's for you.
 
Supporting our kiddos isn't just about selecting the right pattern and style at Walmart. There's more to...
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Hey, Cis! S1E12: Celebrate us while we're here books childrens books heycis! inclusion lending library podcast pronouns school transyouth Feb 26, 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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Hey, Cis! E1S11: Ally is a verb not a noun gender marker heycis! homophobia inclusion law podcast pronouns school schools transphobia transyouth Feb 08, 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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Hey, Cis! S1:E10: Be The Change and not the Archie Bunker heycis! homophobia inclusion law podcast school transphobia transyouth Jan 12, 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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Hey, Cis! S1E3: Picture day blues; What memories are worth keeping? heycis! inclusion journey pronouns transyouth Oct 26, 2020

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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