Gina here. Happy Pride month, everyone! I can’t believe the month is half over already. I hope you’ve all found ways to help others feel included this month, and done something to show/feel your own Pride. I was feeling a little sad and disappointed this afternoon that I haven’t been able to attend any Pride parades or celebrations. I missed New Jersey Pride, I’m going to have to miss New York Pride… I was feeling pretty bummed about all of that so I started looking for ways I could celebrate without having to be out there. I came up with three great ideas!
Read with Pride (#readwithpride, #rainbowreading)
The New York Public Library has posted RainbowReading Booklist for Teens! It’s 30 books for all 30 days of Pride Month. You should go check it out and find a few to add to your to-be-read list. In fact, I am reading #26 Girl Mans Up, right now myself. And readers are adding other books in comments. Lots to choose from.
Learn something new with Pride
I’m a firm believer that we can all learn something new every day. My best advice to anyone is to listen carefully the next time someone asks “did you know…?” You might not. I often don’t. So along those lines, did you know that the first rainbow flag actually included pink and turquoise? If you’re interested in why, find out more about the flag and it’s creator, Allen Ginsberg here. And while you’re learning about the flag, learn about Stonewall and why we march, here. Know your own history!
Bake with Pride
When I’m feeling sad and unmotivated, I like to bake! It’s creative, gets my hands dirty, keeps me busy – and when I’m done I have something yummy to share (or hoard- haha). I found this awesome and easy recipe for a rainbow cake at The Little Kitchen. You can find the recipe and instructions here.