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LGBTQ books aren’t just for kids with two mommies or two daddies. They can help all children understand the importance of inclusivity, and encourage them to be allies in the fight for social justice.
Running Red Tent Sisters has shown us how valuable books can be for starting conversations about issues of sexuality and reproduction. Whether it's giving your pre-teen daughter a book about what it's like to get your first period, or casually leaving open a passage of erotica for your partner, our customers have repeatedly shared how books have helped open up conversations they may not have been able to start on their own.
In this week's episode of Red Tent Sisters TV, we explore some of the best books for creating a dialogue with children about sexual orientation, gender identity, and how babies are made. We know first-hand from Amy's daughter that these questions start early which is why we’ve selected titles for a range of ages, including toddlers.
1) Our favourite book on "What Makes a Baby" (by Toronto's own Cory Silverberg)
2) The true story of two male penguins raising a baby penguin in Central Park Zoo
3) Amy's daughter's favourite gender-bending bedtime story
4) Suggestions for using your "bold voice" to be an ally for those who are marginalized
Kim & Amy Sedgwick love to discuss sex, periods, and all the other things we’re not supposed to talk about. The co-founders of Red Tent Sisters and ecosex.ca, they’ve been featured in every major Canadian news outlet and have become a trusted resource for women seeking natural (effective!) birth control, a more joyful sex life, and an empowered journey to motherhood.