In case you didn’t know, I’ve got rockin friends. I’m a complete amalgamation of the inspirations bestowed upon me by the amazing people I know. I love that I’ve called these relationships and experience into my life. A blog by my friend Tricia Huffman, the one and only “Joyologist” inspired me to create a category here where I share just who inspires me, and how they do it. So that you too can feel the BLISS.
Today, I am inspired by someone who has taken parent activism and home grown love and acceptance to new levels. Jennifer Carr is raising to beauties in the big city, and she somehow makes time to write books, speak in public, yoga it up and, write one of the best blogs I’ve ever read.
Jen has a gender diverse child, and blogs about the great awakenings gifted to her as part of understanding, advocating for and loving her child. She is a real mom who digs yoga and sometimes get stressed or confused and she shares that. I can so relate to the perfectionist in her who wants to help and get it all right all the time.
Like Jen, I have a child whose uniqueness turned me into an activist for children’s health. I think we are all blessed with the perfect families and children who will teach us the life lessons we need to learn. Often, when I was searching for how to handle my “problems” whole healing Dougie from autism, I steered away from “autism” websites. I wanted something more inspiring. Something that told me everything will truly be okay. Jennifer Carr’s site is like that.
“Today You are You ” is the name of her site, and a quote from one of my favorite authors, Dr. Suess. Being YOU is all you really can be. So, when you really embrace that and decide that you are amazing, you will discover the many gifts you have. These are gifts that the world needs.
I believe that the world is in dire need of gender acceptance, and Love and Bliss for all of those who decide to be who they feel they truly are instead of who society pre-determines them to be. The energy of the world is shifting. Old systems are dying. These children are our future and they are creating quite a bright future. It’s parents like Jen, who actively clear the way for our children who are making that future possible.
I don’t have a gender diverse child. I don’t deal with exactly the same things that Jen does. But, I am constantly finding myself inspired by her posts and even using them to help me in my life and parenting. We truly are all ONE.WE all want love and acceptance. We all want to be ourselves.
Today You are You, for real. What can you do today to be the youest you? What do you need to do to sigh that beautiful breath of relief that comes with being true to yourself. Do it! I’m here with you.
It’s important to note here that Jennifer Carr’s website is not only inspirational, but informational as well. If you know someone who needs help with raising and advocating for their gender diverse child , please send them to Jen’s site.