Without rigorous appraisal of our existing school systems, with studies on the preparedness of the present teacher education system, one wonders how such a major shift has been propounded.
It is well-nigh impossible for bigotry and hate to take root in a child or young person who possesses certain skills and qualities.
'I am the athlete / running in a race / in which I didn’t participate.'
The author's mother's recollection of a lived experience after reading the piece 'Remembering A ‘Holy’ Father and His Unholy Son'.
According to the parents, the teachers allegedly forced the girls to remove their uniforms to give them to two others students who turned up for school photographs in plain …
'I stare at the clock that glowers at me, like a demon crouching on the wall.'
Poem about the uncertainty of what happens when we leave the sheltered walls of our schools, an uncertainty constantly aggravated by the current state of the country.
Anyone who doesn't adhere to his, her or their ascribed gender role is ridiculed, bullied and eventually excluded.