Additional resources to support the Quick Tips found in the back of The Gender and Infinity Book for Kids.
Tips to help bring a nature-based, decolonized, and holistic perspective of gender to kids.
**Note: the book was just released and we are finalizing this page with more resources, stay tuned!
1. DIG DEEPER
“The animal world—right now, here on Earth—is brimming with countless gender variations and shimmering sexual possibilities: entire lizard species that consist only of females who reproduce by virgin birth and also have sex with each other; or the multigendered society of the Ruff, with four distinct categories of male birds, some of whom court and mate with one another; or female Spotted Hyenas and Bears who copulate and give birth through their ‘penile’ clitorides, and male Greater Rheas who possess ‘vaginal’ phalluses (like females of their species) and raise young in two-father families; or the vibrant transsexualities of coral reef fish, and the dazzling intersexualities of gynandromorphs and chimeras. In their quest for ‘post-modern’ patterns of gender and sexuality, human beings are simply catching up with the species that have preceded us in evolving sexual and gender diversity—and the aboriginal cultures that have recognized this.”
- Bruce Bagemihl, Biological Exuberance/Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity
2. UNEARTH UNIQUENESS
We'll be adding some additional resources soon for how to talk to kids about systemic gender oppression. In the meantime you can view our current resources:
- 10 Criteria to keep GENDER FREE in educational materials and children's books: we DO NOT RECOMMEND using books that say that "a doctor made a guess [about gender] by looking at a baby's body" - this is a false and problematic narrative. Read more in the links below.
- Gender Assignments are not a Guess
- What are We Really Saying to Kids? – Language Use & Gender: Quick 3 Part Online Course
3. PLANT SEEDS
We'll be adding some additional resources soon to help plant the seeds! In the meantime you can view some of our current resources: