Posts tagged "Star Wars"

Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book

Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book
Portrait of an Adoption is delighted to announce that our new children’s fictional chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing! is officially live and available! The inspiration for Jazzy’s Quest came from my daughter, Katie.  We adopted Katie out of foster care when she was a baby.  When she was almost six years old, her... Read more »

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl
Allison used to love to go to school.  But two years ago, when her big sister moved on from elementary school to junior high, Allison found herself alone when she became the target of relentless bullying. Allison is eleven years old.  She loves Spiderman and Star Wars.  The other kids mock her for carrying a... Read more »

Photo Contest Winners from Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the Fourth Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013, an event to celebrate antibullying and geek pride while also donating a toy to a child in need! I asked people to send me their photos from the day, with the promise that I would... Read more »
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Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!

Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!
On Friday, December 13, 2013, we invite you to celebrate the fourth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it... Read more »

Could we ask two strangers to serve as witnesses for our same-sex wedding?

We are in the final days of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and in the spirit of hope and acceptance, I am sharing the following guest post with you.  May the Force Be With You as you follow your joy. By Sherry In October of 2011, Stacy and I had been together for 18 years. We... Read more »

Star Wars Fan Cruelly Targeted By Teens While Volunteering at Charity Event for Make-A-Wish

Star Wars Fan Cruelly Targeted By Teens While Volunteering at Charity Event for Make-A-Wish
It was the eve of San Diego Comic-Con, and retired naval officer Chris Cecil was doing what he loves best: dressing up as a Stormtrooper for the 501st Legion and volunteering at a charity event. Cecil was working the final leg of the Course of the Force event on Tuesday, July 16. The Course of... Read more »
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Bullied Wins Another Award! Just in Time for San Diego Comic-Con’s First Anti-Bullying Panel!

Bullied Wins Another Award! Just in Time for San Diego Comic-Con’s First Anti-Bullying Panel!
Score one for the good guys. For all those fascinated by the endless variations in the epic fight of good versus evil, Comic-Con is a story-lover’s dream.  There is no limit to the interpretations of baddies versus goodies. This year, Comic-Con will take the abstraction a step further – in addition to exploring the struggles... Read more »

Victoria's Secret: My Daughter Does Not Need a Thong that Says "Call Me" on the Crotch

Victoria's Secret: My Daughter Does Not Need a Thong that Says "Call Me" on the Crotch
I have spent months trying to find a collection of Star Wars underpants featuring strong female characters such as Princess Leia and Ahsoka Tano for my tween daughter.  I’m still looking. If my tween were in the market for, oh, say, highly inappropriate sexy thongs, she would be awash in options, such as the new... Read more »

The Unexpected Marriage

The Unexpected Marriage
The day I met my husband was the same day that I met Princess Diana.  It was a glorious June day in 1996, and I was working for the Lurie Cancer Center while in my senior year at Northwestern.  Her Royal Highness was in Chicago to speak at a Symposium on Breast Cancer. The princess... Read more »
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Newtown Shootings: Integrating Shock and Sadness into Ongoing Family Life

I am not often afflicted with writer’s block, yet I have been unable to put pen to paper since Friday in terms of writing coherently about Newtown. The images have been too terrible for words.  I have kept the TV news off (not hard to do, since we never have a television on anyway), and... Read more »