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The Be a Better Ally Podcast is a part of The Be a Better Ally Newsletter mission: engaging educators everywhere with thinking that builds more LGBTQ+ inclusive schools. We host leading thinkers and educators who will inspire you to rethink classroom practice, classroom libraries, and policies that make schools welcoming to your entire community. If you are new to LGBTQ+ work or if you are a veteran of anti-bias education, this podcast is a space for all.

Be a Better Ally Tricia Friedman

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The Be a Better Ally Podcast is a part of The Be a Better Ally Newsletter mission: engaging educators everywhere with thinking that builds more LGBTQ+ inclusive schools. We host leading thinkers and educators who will inspire you to rethink classroom practice, classroom libraries, and policies that make schools welcoming to your entire community. If you are new to LGBTQ+ work or if you are a veteran of anti-bias education, this podcast is a space for all.

    Episode 29: Leverage the Library

    Episode 29: Leverage the Library

    @katyvance
    https://twitter.com/katyvance

    Malinda Lo: https://www.malindalo.com/

    Cemetery Boys
    https://www.aiden-thomas.com/cemetery-boys


    Snapdragon:
    https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250171122

    Clap When You Land
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52516332-clap-when-you-land

    Gender Queer
    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/42837514-gender-queer

    Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40864841-laura-dean-keeps-breaking-up-with-me

    They Them Their
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44428763-they-them-their

    Reverie
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52061964-reverie

    Felix Ever After
    https://www.harpercollins.com/products/felix-ever-after-kacen-callender?variant=32280909578274

    Death Prefers Blondes
    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/39073399-death-prefers-blondes

    You Should See Me In A Crown
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50160619-you-should-see-me-in-a-crown

    https://diversebooks.org/
    Ramona Blue
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31449227-ramona-blue

    Read this save lives
    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/41807240-read-this-save-lives

    Evaluating news and information


    https://venngage.net/p/225473/fake-news-questions


    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/12/technology/newsmax-fox-news-trump.html

    https://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/929191205/warped-reality?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedradiohour&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2059&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedradiohour&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2059

    https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/10/29/watch-a-trump-clone-investigate-deepfakes-in-a-new-show-from-the-creators-of-south-park/


    Check Please
    https://www.checkpleasecomic.com/

    My Brother’s Husband
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32337897-my-brother-s-husband-volume-1

    Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian
    https://caseythecanadianlesbrarian.com/

    Rogan Shannon
    https://roganshannon.com/

    Stonewall Book Awards
    http://www.ala.org/rt/rrt/award/stonewall/honored

    LGBTQ Reads
    https://lgbtqreads.com/
    Monstress Comics
    https://www.amazon.ca/Monstress-1-Awakening-Marjorie-Liu/dp/1632157098

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 28: They are here

    Episode 28: They are here

    Dr. Lee Airton shares their research and thinking while providing a look at their latest book: Teaching About Gender Diversity:
    https://www.canadianscholars.ca/books/teaching-about-gender-diversity
    Learn more about Dr. Airton other projects and advocacy work:
    https://www.leeairton.com/
    Be sure to also follow Dr. Airton on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/LeeAirton

    • 37 min
    Episode 27: Building up my Bandwidth

    Episode 27: Building up my Bandwidth

    On this week, Jennifer Abrams gives us practical advice on how to engage with necessary conversations.
    Explore her books: https://jenniferabrams.com/books/

    Learn more about ways to learn with her: https://jenniferabrams.com/workshops/

    Follow Jennifer Abrams on Twitter:
    @jenniferabrams

    • 40 min
    Episode 26: Conversations for Change

    Episode 26: Conversations for Change

    Mentioned in this conversation with Joel Llaban (@JoelJrLLABAN)

    Disclosure on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/81284247

    Margaret Wheatley https://margaretwheatley.com/bio/

    The View from Flyover Country: https://www.npr.org/books/titles/660077394/the-view-from-flyover-country-dispatches-from-the-forgotten-america


    Hard Conversations https://jenniferabrams.com/

    Better Conversations https://www.amazon.ca/Better-Conversations-Coaching-Ourselves-Connected/dp/1506307450

    Dare to Lead: https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/

    The Power of Why: https://simonsinek.com/commit/the-power-of-why/

    • 44 min
    Episode 25: The Capacity To Ask

    Episode 25: The Capacity To Ask

    Learn more from Dr. Nadine Thornhill: https://www.nadinethornhill.com/
    Follow Dr. Thornhill at @NadineThornhill
    Check out the recommendations discussed in this episode:
    https://everybodycurious.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/sexpositive_families/?hl=en
    https://www.corysilverberg.com/sex-is-a-funny-word
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51044098-the-self-love-revolution

    • 46 min
    Episode 24: Vulnerability with students and peers

    Episode 24: Vulnerability with students and peers

    On this episode, Kanako Suwa explores the ways we can all better prepare for necessary conversations.

    Discussed on this show:
    Myths about an antihomophobic education
    https://bctf.ca/SocialJustice.aspx?id=10392
    The Half of It
    https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/81005150

    • 1 hr 2 min

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