ICYMI Monday June 13th: Happy Pride! + Adoption Update

We do everything we can to live Pride every single day of the year, and that only makes this month even more special! So as we’re reaching the middle of Pride Month, I’d like to once more wish everyone celebrating Happy Pride! Here’s how we have focused the month so far:

Being A Better Ally

As the mom of a non-binary tran child, I work everyday to be the best ally I can possibly be. And that means constant education.

If you haven’t checked out Ace Schwarz from Teaching Outside the Binary yet, I highly recommend doing so! In fact, we just had an amazing conversation over on the Whole View (here)!

My Tips For Allyship:

  1. Educate yourself and don’t stop educating yourself.
  2. Own your privilege and recognize the advantages, opportunities, and resources you automatically get.
  3. Accept that you won’t always have the same experiences as other people and that is okay!
  4. See something, say something! Don’t wait for a marginalized groups to react to speak up.
  5. Accept that you might not always know best and be willing to accept feedback when given (Lizzo just gave a fantastic example of that this week).

Us at this year’s Capitol Pride Festival

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Kiddo Update!

In May, we attended out adoption panel! We were waiting for the next step in the process since February and were told we’d receive our official approval later that week. What does that mean? We have a whole heck of a lot of paperwork to do this June!
We were interviewed by a panel to evaluate whether we were able to move forward. For over an hour, we shared our time with Kiddo, and what they are part of our family. It was unbelievable to think of how much they’ve grown! We are all SO proud of them!
Since Kiddo could not attend, they provided their input via a letter to the panel, and oh my gosh did my heart burst out of my eyeballs when the state read it to us out loud. I still get emotional every time I think about it.
More to come on the adoption front so be sure to keep up to date on Instagram and subscribe to the blog!

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