Resilience is hosting a Sunday Story Time series on Facebook Live through the end of August 2020. Please see below for more details.

Sunday Story Time

May 17, 2020 through August 30, 2020
12:00–12:30pm CT

We are bringing education and solidarity to your home! We invite you to an afternoon of reading and reflection. Children ages 4–8 and their families are welcome to join us for a Facebook Live reading of a different picture book every Sunday from 12:00–12:30pm CT on Resilience’s Facebook page.

Join us on Sunday, August 23 as we read They She He Me: Free to Be! by Maya Gonzalez and Matthew Sg. How do you daily confirm and celebrate gender fluidity when the ‘he’ and ‘she’ binary is so prevalent in EVERYTHING, everywhere, all the time? Pronouns serve as a familiar starting point for kids and grown-ups to expand ideas about gender and celebrate personal expression with fun imagery that provides a place to meet and play.

Award winning children’s book author and artist Maya Gonzalez is joined by her partner, Matthew, in their first children’s book together. With virtually no reflection for different gender presentations in children’s books available, together they created a book to do just that. They She He Me, Free to Be shows many gender presentations under each pronoun and invites even more. A go-to place to help keep the conversations alive, break down assumptions of who is “she” or “he” and expand beyond the binary to include “they” and more.

The back offers a playful narrative about pronouns, inviting kids to know themselves inside and out, claim the pronouns that express the spirit of who they are and respect that in others. Also included is some discussion for grown-ups on how to hold a supportive space for kids (and for themselves).

This book stands on its own, but it also serves as a great reference to expand gender in other books and media. They She He Me also pairs perfect with, The Gender Wheel, a story about Bodies and Gender for every body. Together these books offer a firm foundation of radical gender inclusion for parents, educators and caregivers to share with their kids.


Making Connections: Parent Guides

As caretakers of young people, making connections and continuing the conversation is helpful to developing critical thinking skills and extending compassion. It is also helping us to broaden our understanding of how issues of immigration, incarceration, gender, and more are linked to sexual violence. This connection is crucial when thinking about how to keep our communities safer and work towards a future free from harm. Read and download our parent guides below:

Download our guide for: Ricky Tells His Truth
Download our guide for: Missing Daddy
Download our guide for: Julian Is a Mermaid
Download our guide for: A Chair for My Mother
Download our guide for: Don’t Touch My Hair
Download our guide for: Baba, What Does My Name Mean?
Download our guide for: The Boy & The Bindi
Download our guide for: Miles Is the Boss of His Body

Education & Training, Emma Gonzalez, Prevention Education, Sunday Story Time

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