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“That Would Never Work Here”: Overcoming Context Paralysis on Behalf of Gender & Sexual Minorities Worldwide

www.emilymeadows.org @msmeadowstweets The title of this blog is the same as the that of a book chapter I wrote, published last month in the Annual Review of Comparative & International Education 2018. In it, I coin the term context paralysis, … Continue reading

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What Do I Do When a Student Comes Out to Me?

www.emilymeadows.org @msmeadowstweets This blog is part of a two-part series on coming out. I am pleased to share with you a piece that my friend and colleague, Jeremy Shain (he/him), wrote on the question of what to do when a … Continue reading

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Out Yourself

www.emilymeadows.org @msmeadowstweets This post is the first of a two-part series on coming out. I presented at the International School Counselor Association 2019 Annual Conference in Brussels earlier this month. The enthusiastic encouragement of my research on inclusive schools for … Continue reading

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Language Validates Our Lived Experiences: Recognize Cisnormativity

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets International educators may be particularly aware of the importance of language, seeing as so many of us toggle between multiple languages in our everyday lives, and teach children who do the same. We’re privy to the … Continue reading

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Lesbian teens have higher rates of pregnancy than straight teens (and why we need to include everyone in sex education)

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets It’s true: lesbian teens have higher rates of pregnancy than those who identify as straight. Also, gay males are more likely to be responsible for a pregnancy during their teen years than straight males. It may … Continue reading

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Human Rights Trump Cultural Tradition

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Inclusive education is, “not limited to the inclusion of those children or young people with disabilities. Inclusion is inclusion of all regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, language, socio-economic status, and any other aspect … Continue reading

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Your School’s GSA May Be Saving Lives

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Before school-shooting survivor, Emma Gonzáles, burst into the public spotlight for her role in pressing U.S. legislators to tighten up gun control, she was contributing to a life-saving cause of another sort. Emma Gonzales is the … Continue reading

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Transgender School Policy: What’s Yours?

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Unless you are a novice educator, you have taught transgender students. You may not have realized it at the time, but I assure you that you have. Increasingly, educators are becoming aware that they have transgender … Continue reading

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