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I bought a book for the kids a while back called “Peanut Goes for the Hold”.

In effect, it’s a book about pronouns.

Peanut isn’t a he. Peanut isn’t a she. Peanut is a they or a their.

Jaanu used to call Peanut a he. No matter how I read the book, with more open pronouns as it was written.

Jaanu always talked about Peanut as a he.Until today. Where it clicked.

Sometimes, they, are they.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for that small acknowledgement.

A small step like this at age four has profoundly positive ramifications and impacts on his perspective at age fourteen and forty.

It’s not about how we see or how we choose to refer to other people. It’s getting to a place of seeing them as they want to be seen, and calling them how they would like to be called.

Luv ya, Bud.

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Thanks to Angela Wade-Austin.

What a powerful story of how change is possible. Dialogue like this requires an open environment. I am proud of the individual who choose to publicly ask the question, but I’m also proud that he felt there was an environment safe enough for him to be willing to ask the question in the first place.

We reap the outcomes dictated by the environments we create. Let’s actively choose to create an environment where questions are welcome and conversations are welcome. We’ll win more hearts and minds that way #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for what Starbucks has done with this upstanders series. Nice work.

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150 BOOKS & $750

Thank you everyone who supported us and made this possible. These numbers are exciting, modest, but inspiring for what we can do next.

If you did enjoy the books, please share some photos (and like our page/tag us), and if you can, we’d love a quick review on Amazon.

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We are retooling the experience based on what we have learned this month, and will be back after Martin Luther King Day ready to make a big push around World Water Day 2018 and Earth Day Initiative in March and April.Stay tuned. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for all of you. Keep Building Better Tomorrows.cc Dream Village, Where Kids Build Better Tomorrows

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