Author: Meera Sriram

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Ideally, the concept of ‘feminism’ should not exist. However, sadly, there’s an indispensable need because gender inequality is a real issue plaguing our societies. While women in their roles as wives, mothers, sisters, and employees are striving to do their bit to demand equal rights and break stereotypes, there’s work to be done by men…

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The benefits of reading are indisputable and the task of raising a young reader is monumental. Here are some ways to help parents raise young readers. BOARD BOOK TIME – Babies and Toddlers You’ve probably heard it many times, but here it is once more, because it’s true: It is never too early to read…

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We are well-aware of the many environmental threats facing our planet. We also know that we as a species are entirely accountable. While it’s definitely not late as adults to start fixing things, it’s even more critical to raise a generation that will care better for our only home. Here are a dozen simple ways…

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Parenting is love. Parenting is laughter and tears. Sometimes, it’s laundry, and nagging. And at other times it’s a picky eater or picking up toys. But most often, in almost everything, it comes down to be about making choices.  Tough, nerve-wracking choices that demand time and research. When did parenting get to be mostly this…

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“Children of color, like my own, don’t ever see themselves in mainstream books, and I want to see them in the stories they read.” I talk about this on several platforms as a children’s writer and a multicultural literacy advocate in the U.S, where I live, and gain goodwill. Not too long ago, only an awkward…

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“Interesting,” commented the checkout lady noticing my tiny, black flip phone. “Yeah, I like to sort of hold on to this,” I smiled. It’s true – my basic cell phone leaves acquaintances intrigued. I carry labels like ‘luddite’ and ‘hypocrite’. Someone even called me out at a party to corner and prove me wrong. Living…

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Who is an Immigrant? Some people feel a compelling push to leave their country, they move out and find home elsewhere. Some others move and realize they left home behind; they get pulled right back in. And then there’s a third category, like myself, caught in a strong force of push-pull.What then do we call…