We can make a lot of mistakes as parents and mentors without losing their love and respect. Being a “good parent” is simply a matter of showing up and being real. Our youth don’t need the “right” anything – they need us.
Recently there have been numerous news stories detailing the deaths of young people who were tormented for being different or because they were gay. While youth is always a time of great change and those who stand out in the crowd have always been targets of others insecurities, the extreme violence surrounding many of these … Continue reading It Gets Better
Today, October 2 is Livestrong Day – a global day of action set aside by cancer survivor Lance Armstrong to celebrate survivors and come together to work towards a world without cancer. It is also the second day of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have just returned from the funeral of my cousin Jodi, who … Continue reading Jodi Walsh Gomez 1969-2010