As I write this I have bright pink hair to raise funds before I shave my lid and all I hear walking through the halls is words of encouragement from both staff and students. I am amazed by the ability of students to support each other.
As an inclusive specialist and Bullying Prevention Educator I talk to students and staff about inclusive language and am so proud of how well it is accepted and absorbed into daily practice. When someone slips, a friend asks them to choose a new word, there is no shaming, only care. What I learned today is that it does not matter what you teach because what stays with students is not what you write on the board, but how to care for themselves and others.
Chris is a first year high school Cosmetology teacher with a passion for social justice and beauty inside and out.