Convo: Jodie Patterson, activist/author
Jodie Patterson, social activist and author of The Bold World connects with us about:
The unconscious biases we hold about gender - when can gender be obsolete?
How we can celebrate and support a non-conformist, diverse “lab” of a family
The beauty of self-identified labels that can promote fluidity and acceptance
Why we struggle to distinguish body from spirit, physicality from identity
How we can consciously work to create a legacy for our kids
Why oppression is oppression, be it gender, race, sex or age
The opportunities we have to support our burgeoning disruptors / activists
Why we should bravely ask ourselves “am I capable?”
How we can “transition” to best ally with the transgender community
And join for our After Show, where the two of us twin talk:
The limits of labels - how we can find better ways to honor our kids’ personality & efforts
The beauty of our kids’ spirits - how we can bear witness and support that unique identity
The power of a non-conformist family - how we can ‘lab it out’ to learn and love
The magic of blind spots - ways to bravely discover opportunities for growth in our lives
Visit: www.jodiepatterson.com to learn more about Jodie, her story and The Bold World, now available at any bookseller. Follow @jodiepatterson on Instagram to stay up to date on her inspiring activism, events and speaking engagements.
Relevant links: The Bold World, Human Rights Campaign, Ackerman Institute for the Family, Palaces For The People, Jazz Jennings.
Today’s episode is supported by Primary, a baby and children's clothing brand offering quality-made, gender-neutral basics. Primary’s rainbow color wheel of simple basics is ethically manufactured and OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certified, meaning it’s free from harmful chemicals. Support Upbringing by visiting www.Primary.com and stop by our Partner’s page: www.upbringing.co/partners. Thank you, Amber Okamura, our friend, collaborator + magical illustrating genius for Jodie’s portrait! www.amberokay.com
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