Ep. 14: Treat Others With Dignity Even if You Disagree

Guest: Lisa Keating from My Purple Umbrella

This amazing women tells the story of how she went from being a massage therapist with a gift for crafting to becoming an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in WA state through her nonprofit, My Purple Umbrella. Ideas referenced in the show:

  • HB2661 Anderson- Murray Background
  • HIB details; HIB Resources from Tacoma Public Schools
  • Teaching conflict management for kids Pre-K through 5th grade--Kelso’s  Choice
  • SCDM - each school building has a committee that works on school-wide initiatives. It’s a great place to start if you want to make positive change happen in local schools.
  • Language changes over time, be patient with the process and also have grace for yourself and others

Timeless or Terrible: Tanning




Do Your Fudging Homework:

  • Lisa: Check out My Purple Umbrella’s book club - the Queerest Book Club Ever - at King’s Books on the first Monday of each month. The book for March is Queer: a Graphic History by Meg-John Barker.
  • Annie: One Teacher in Ten, edited by Kevin Jennings and 50 Queers Who Changed the World by Daniel Jones.
  • Hope: YA books! Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli, None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio and If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo.