More than a little moved by this video this morning…
(Be sure to watch the video before scrolling down.)
Isn't love amazing?
Such a thought provoking and beautiful video.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this film. I'm guessing the majority of you made the same assumption as I did that the person behind the lens was a woman. How did that make you feel?
As an open minded person it made me feel frustrated but I suppose it's to be expected due to my cultural and social make up. I'm a straight woman who's been fed a diet of princes marrying princesses since I was little!
I LOVE how this video made me stop and think.
But I think my head might explode when I consider my role as a teacher ~ the worry of perpetuating the idea of marriage and family as being between a man and a woman, the need to share more diverse images and stories about love and family, the constant need to discourage gender stereotypes amongst children who, from as young as 2, think certain toys/activities are ‘just for boys/girls'! However, I do believe that ultimately, children's understanding of love, marriage and family starts at home.
What do you think?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!