Tag: Free to be You and Me

The Body Matters by Marjorie Jolles

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, “Not for Ourselves Alone” is running a special series called 30 Days of Bodyshaming, designed to give a voice to the many different experiences of girls and women. This series will feature guest posts by professors, writers, a nutritionist, a cartoonist, young girls, and mothers. Gut wrenching and honest, these... Read more »

Why I Need to Raise Feminist Sons

This week, I was invited into my son’s fourth grade class to lead a lesson on gender. The teacher had been focusing his history lessons around women during WWII, so he asked me to combine my content around this topic. I decided to use some of my favorite children’s gender-positive entertainment, Free to Be You and... Read more »

Fabulous Gender-Positive Holiday Gifts for Girls and Boys

As I’m shopping for the kids in my life this holiday season, I’ve noticed that I fall into the same rut every year.  I look at the wish lists, try to choose the least oppressive and violent options and hover my finger over the word “buy.”  But every year, at the last minute, I remember... Read more »
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    Juliet C. Bond is a writer and professor at Columbia College in Chicago. Her first book, "Sam’s Sister," was published in 2005, and has sold over 50,000 copies. She went on to collaborate with Newberry winner Joyce Sidman to publish the stage adaptation of "This is Just to Say." Juliet’s shorter works can be found in "The Prairie Wind," at storystudiochicago.com and citymusecountrymuse.com. Juliet serves as the Welcome Coordinator for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Illinois, and has had the pleasure of working under the tutelage of award winning authors including; Jane Yolen, Jane Hamilton, Laurie Lawlor and Audrey Niffinegger. She chose the name for this space as an homage to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony whose hard work on gender equality serve as daily motivation to continue fighting for girls and women everywhere.

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