Posts tagged "equality"

Now We Are Six: Hopes For My Youngest Girl On Her Birthday

Now We Are Six: Hopes For My Youngest Girl On Her Birthday
For the third time, I have a daughter turning six.  Each girl’s life at the time of her sixth birthday is imprinted in my mind. When my oldest daughter turned six, we were two months into reuniting with her birth family. She started kindergarten the week of her sixth birthday, and she was one of... Read more »

Is God One Of The Bad Guys?

Is God One Of The Bad Guys?
It was the first night of Passover, and I was trying to coax my four-year-old into a clean outfit for the Seder.  Her polka-dotted tank top from two summers ago and mismatched biking shorts didn’t seem appropriate for a formal religious dinner on a cold evening in Chicago. She rejected each outfit I suggested. “No,... Read more »

Annie Rose and Abraham Lincoln: A Six-Year-Old's Commentary on the Gettysburg Address

Annie Rose and Abraham Lincoln: A Six-Year-Old's Commentary on the Gettysburg Address
My six-year-old daughter, Annie Rose, has been a passionate fan of Abraham Lincoln since we visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in the summer of 2011. Today, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, she read the legendary speech and offered her own commentary.  She wore her Abraham Lincoln suit... Read more »
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Brave Girls Want Equality. Let's Make It Happen.

Brave Girls Want Equality.  Let's Make It Happen.
It was the first day of summer camp.  The counselor gave the children white tented cards.  “Write your name and your favorite thing – what’s most important to you– on the name cards,” she instructed. Six-year-old Annie Rose carefully wrote her name.  Underneath it, she drew a picture of two smiling little girls, one with... Read more »