A love letter to my sons' school

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Ijeoma Oluo is, by her own description, the Editor-At-Large of The Establishment. A Seattle-based Writer, Speaker, and Internet Yeller, her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Stranger, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, and more. She was named one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine. She's also a columnist at The Seattle Globalist.

And she is a Shoreline Public Schools parent, with two kids in local schools.

She recently published an article about her experiences with Shoreline Schools, called "A love letter to my sons' school district."

Dear Shoreline School District,
I love you.
I haven’t written a love letter in years, maybe a decade, and I wasn’t expecting to be finally writing one to a school district—but here we are and here I am, in love with you. As a young single black mother of two brown boys, I have been used to doing this alone—to not having a team to raise these beautiful kids with. But you’ve given my kids what I thought was only possible for well-off, able-bodied, neurotypical, straight, cis white kids—you’ve given them real education and community.

Read the rest of her love letter.


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