My son Noah and I talk about equal rights for girls and boys and have had many conversations about Malala Yousafzai and her fight for girls to attend school in Pakistan. These conversations lead me to write this personal essay.

It was published in the Washington Post on March 3, 2015.

“We have the power to encourage our kids to take action against gender discrimination”.

Washington Post: “Gender Discrimination Through My Son’s Eyes

Miriam and Noah Leafs game

If you are looking for a great way to talk to your kids about gender stereotypes here are some great books to get you started. 

This list I put together appeared in Today’s Parent Magazine in January 2015

Today’s Parent: “11 kids’ books that challenge gender stereotypes”


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