Is it a pink glitter princess explosion extravaganza? Or a blue rocket strapped to a rather confused looking dinosaur? The truth beneath all of peoples inner complexities and societal expectations is that we all itch with the necessity to know: is it a boy or a girl?|
Does gender matter? Yes, gender matters. The truth is, gender is a permeable essence that matters even more in the gender identification of child development. Stereotypes prevail in the world of toys and children's learning spaces. This inevitably influences children's behavior, self-concept/self-identity and body image. This workshop will actively explore gender through a cross-cultural lens to deconstruct stereotypes as well as to ignite the conversation about gender fluidity, gender performativity and the social constructs that recognizes and acknowledges the full spectrum to achieve the goal of inclusiveness.
Daniela Quintero is a student at Mount Royal University with a Major in Anthropology and a Minor in Women and Gender studies. She believes in empowering people to embrace their authentic selves. She is a student, a daughter, a sister, and a friend who advocates for kindness and equality for everyone.
E.L.C.C & Community Development Education Centre (View)
127 6227 2nd Street SE
Calgary, AB T2H1J5
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|