Friday, October 21, 2011

Let's hear it for Joie!

I just received a very nice note from Joie's teacher. Not only did she apologize for yesterday's situation, but she said that she is now educating herself more on the cause. She said that while Joie did have a hard time communicating what she was standing up for yesterday, she gave all of her class a great lesson on how great it is when American citizens stand up for what they believe in. So, I think we can all consider this a victory on Joie's part. By wearing the face paint and her purple shirt, our little advocate not only taught her school about Spirit Wear Purple Day, but tolerance as well.

GO JOIE!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Woohoo Joie!!! I'm so glad that there was a positive outcome and that it was a teachable moment for the teacher and the school. Awesome!

  2. Thanks, gang! I am so proud of her!

  3. I love to hear about young people standing up for things they believe in so bravo to Joie as well as to you!
    Intolerance seems to be taught young, it's nice to see someone teaching tolerance young, it can only mean good things!

  4. Thanks, Diane and Kris. She has a "I love my gay brother" shirt and she wants to wear it and march in a pride parade. I can so see her carrying a banner at a protest someday. LOL