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Let’s Talk – Gender, Body Image, and Self-Esteem
Let’s Talk – Gender, Body Image, and Self-Esteem

February 22 to February 28 marks the national 2015 NEDAwareness Week (pronounced need-awareness-week). Gender Spectrum is partnering with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to connect youth and parents to life-saving resources around eating disorders. 

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Speaking Out
Speaking Out

A recent tragedy, the suicide of a young transgender girl, Leelah Alcorn, has inspired me to speak out on this issue that I am so passionate about.
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On Race, Gender, and School Discipline
On Race, Gender, and School Discipline

As an organization committed to creating inclusive and supportive school environments for all kids, Gender Spectrum knows that racism, in many forms, shows up in our schools and too often thwarts the educational success of students of color.

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Shopping for the Holidays
Shopping for the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenging time for all families. It can be especially challenging for families with a Gender-expansive child. Visiting with family that you don’t see regularly can make for stressful conversations.

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Welcoming Kim Westheimer
Welcoming Kim Westheimer

Gender Spectrum is proud to announce our newest team member, Kim Westheimer. As the Director of Strategic Initiatives, she will be working on the building research agenda for Gender Spectrum and creating new opportunities to expand and spotlight Gender Spectrum’s transformative work.

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All That Glitters Is Not Pink
All That Glitters Is Not Pink

The maple tree in our front yard is losing its leaves; from green, to on-fire-red-to orange, they have been falling to the ground yellow. It signals that it is now the season of fall for my family in Berkeley, CA.  

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Everyone Has a Gender Story
Everyone Has a Gender Story

Gender identity and expression isn’t about one single child, a single family, or a single school. It’s about all kids, all families, and all communities. Gender roles, stereotypes, and definitions shape how we define ourselves.

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