Messages from the Playground:

How to Prevent Homophobia, Transphobia, and Bullying

What started originally as a letter I wrote my family to address a conversation that wasn’t taking place, has since become an article published on 8 different platforms, a TEDx talk, a parenting guide, a workshop and presentation, and coming soon, a book (Rowman & Littlefield). 


My purpose: to help prevent homophobia, transphobia, and bullying before they begin. 

Watch my 2017 TEDx talk:

What are Messages from the Playground?


Messages from the Playground are the subconscious messages we all pick up from our childhood. We all have them. They formulate our beliefs and our beliefs become the lens through which we interpret the world.


What is the Messages from the Playground parenting guide?


This guide is a tool to be used with youth ages 6-24 to:

Uncover negative beliefs. 

Prevent queerphobia and bullying.

Embrace and empower all youth.

Build a child’s confidence.

Heal shame. 

Create allies.

Included with each Messages from the Playground guide:

7 simple and effective steps to use guides.

A tool to facilitate open and authentic conversations.

A process to uncover negative beliefs. 

A self-empowerment technique. 

A self-esteem activity for kids.

Advice for parents.

A whole lot of love. 

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In order to provide an intervention, we have to define the problem. 

"Amazing message and helps touch on such an important topic. I will definitely be sharing this with parents and the LGBT/therapist groups I’m a part of; I think this is a valuable resource us practitioners can share to start opening healing dialogue."

Mental Health Therapist

Costa Mesa

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