thanks and acknowledgements
I began this project in 2009 for one specific, fantastic, both/and kid.I continued it for the rest of us.I would like to send this curriculum document off into the world with the same blessing as I gave thevideo:
this is for small and big people who are both/and.
The video itself could not have been completed without the generous time and talents of several peopleother than myself, including;
, who composed, played and recorded all of the music that is much, much more thanbackground. Thank you for this, and also for being the best friend in the history of ever.
with gratitude for a rainy sunday afternoon
by Carol Culhane
, voiceover artists extraordinaire, who gave up an entire weekend afternoon withonly
some vegan banana bread and my undying gratitude for thanks… amazing.
who, along with Carol Culhane, helped me figure out and finagle enough of the stuff I
know about sound recording to make the video sound good.Very significant thanks also to
The Elementary Teachers of Toronto
, whose generous funding madethe video production of
possible.I would also like to thank
at the TDSB office for Gender Based ViolencePrevention for ongoing support of this project and of teachers and students in general.Special thanks to both
for believing in this project andfor welcoming it into a very good home on
To everyone who has attended screenings and discussion groups to participate in curriculumdevelopment for this project; thank you for your energy and your many brilliant thoughts and ideas.
To all of the many others who have supported and inspired this project
Much of the
text was quoted and/or paraphrased from the introduction to
Hello Cruel World:101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws
by Kate Bornstein,7 Stories Press,
2006Many thanks to everyone at
7 Stories Press
for facilitating the legal use of this material, and especiallyof course to the magnificent
for generously allowing me to work directly from herwords and ideas for this project.
This document was made to be shared.Feel free to share it.Please share often.Lee Hicks
is a visual artist, trans activist and elementary school teacher living in Toronto, Ontario.Comments, stories and suggestions to the author are welcome:email@example.com