Downloads For Kids:
Based on the book They She He Me: Free to Be! Having visual reference up like a poster helps keep the conversation open, can help kids understand on multiple levels, and shows that this is not something to be hidden. Also available as a full-size 18x24 poster from Reflection Press. - 1 PAGE
Learn more about the fearless trailblazer and trans ancestor, Charley Parkhurst! (Activity page originally created for The County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs Kid's Activity Book.) - 1 PAGE
Want to find your place in the dance? Download your own Gender Wheel to make!
Turn the circles. Dance the wheel. There’s room for every body. Everyone belongs. - 3 PAGES
(Grown-ups can read more about the Gender Wheel and how it was created in The Holistic Self & The Gender Wheel section of Maya's online course)
statistics show that the vast majority of LGBTQ+ children's books are not written by an LGBTQ+ person. This means they often include implicit bias and lacked of lived experience. This worksheet is an important tool to develop critical awareness and begin looking at children’s books, (especially nonfiction gender books & workbooks for the young), that support LGBTQI2S+ kids, families, educators and librarians in choosing books that support our community from the inside OUT, taking into consideration truth, power dynamics, suppressed history and first or own voice. - 4 PAGES
While this handout was originally provided for parents, the information can be adapted for educators also. The 2 page handout provides some examples on how to provide gender expansive reflection for children in popular media such as books and movies. (Also view the video Making the Invisible Visible! to see Maya model some of this in children's books) - 2 PAGES
2 page worksheet to assist in developing lesson plans that are gender inclusive. The goal here is not to teach about gender but instead to bring gender expansive awareness into everyday lessons. Examples of a potential lesson ideas are provided on worksheet.
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