Today, as soon as I got home from school, my fingers flew over the keyboard as I crafted a lengthy post. It reflected parts of my day that struck both a personal and a professional chord. As a school community that has not only embraced but exuded diversity, inclusion, and equity it took me by surprise when we started to receive emails and phone calls about the upcoming May 17th International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
After rereading the epic, I decided that I needed to wait and see what the actual day brings before posting it. Sometimes we’re quick to make judgements and assumptions about how individuals will rise to any occasion. I want to trust that all the work that we’ve done to weave the values of kindness, acceptance, respect, and love into our day-to-day practice will be enough for families to trust that we will navigate May 17th as it should be recognized.
There are times when writers compose for public consumption and times when we pen our thoughts for personal purposes.
Check back tomorrow to see if tonight’s ramblings/rant make their way to Day 18’s entry.