***Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!***
As I sat with my kids we totally binge watched the newest season of a much anticipated, space traveling, butt kicking, alien advocating, group of superheroes, their space wolf, space mice, and their many Allies! I’m sure you know which show I’m talking about, “Voltron!”
Apparently, some fans are upset. It was announced that this season Shiro was gay (Yes! Representation in the media)! His love interest Adam was left back on Earth when Shiro left to travel into space. Well... things didn’t work out so well. When our heroes made it back to Earth, there was a memorial plaque for Adam on a huge wall. The reason some of our fans are upset is our hero didn’t get his guy. Other’s are upset that our hero didn’t mourn his guy.
Yes. It’s sad. You kind of wish for that yay, that “Happily ever after”... (thanks Disney) But life is messy. Life is complicated. Life is full of ups and downs and triumphs and disappointments. If we constantly teach our kids that life will always finish on a high note are we not setting them up for a disappointment if they struggle and fail the first, second, or even third time?
I am absolutely ecstatic that we are seeing more LGBTQ representation in our media, especially in shows like Voltron and Steven Universe. Both of these shows are teaching our youth something very valuable. Life is messy and complicated! It is okay to question who you are. It’s absolutely okay to question your gender and your sexuality. It’s okay to not know who you want to be! Take your time to grow up.
Even adults, especially adults, don’t have it figured out!
August Meeting Spruce Grove GSA Youth Action Committee
-Honour First Nation’s Metis and Inuit
-Stacie volunteer helper for the evening to explain the super fun and EXCITING Bottle drive!!!
-We are mixing things up with some fun and silliness
-Wristbands $2.00 each
-Buttons $1.00 each
-Handmade Bracelets $3 each or 2 for $5
Bottle Drive! Saturday August 25 9 am-4pm
We will meet at Spruce Grove Composite High School - If you are a part of this GSA I would appreciate your attendance. Spruce Grove GSA will be served a pizza lunch at noon!!!
-Sock Drive for the Homeless! Please bring in new socks, ask your family and friends! We will be collecting socks and gently used boots and shoes, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets, and blankets for the homeless. WINTER IS COMING! It’s going to get cold. Parkland County has a homeless population that we don’t see. They are here and they need our help. Lets give Homeless Link Alberta a helping hand.
-Perseids Meteor Shower 2018
Every year, on August 12, for as long as I can remember my family and I have watched the Perseids Meteor shower. We take blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows and lay out under the stars. No matter which province we are in I know that my siblings and my parents are doing the exact same thing every year around the same time. What special things do you do with your families each year?
Free Admission with PRIDE SOCKS!!! Special PRIDE CELEBRATION!!!
Who went? Was it easy to get in? All funds raised benefit rural GSAs
Topics –as suggested by GSA kids and Youth action committee
Self Care Ideas!
Listen to that one song on repeat
Talk to a friend
Talk to a pet
Eat some comfort food
Write or draw
Play with kid stuff: bubbles, silly putty, play doh, legos, colouring, cartoons,
Drink hot chocolate WITH marshmallows!
Look up funny memes
Compliment someone (watch their face light up)
Take a shower, soak in the tub, with candles!
Read a book, bonus points if it has pictures
Make something without caring if it is good
Have a good cry, keep it short, use expensive tissues!
Buy yourself a smallish gift, just because!
Forgive yourself for what you couldn’t do today, and resolve to try again tomorrow.
Important Phone Numbers!!!
780-962-2222 Spruce Grove 24 hours
780-968-7267 Stony Plain 24 hours
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
24 hour, anonymous phone counseling for children and youth, 100% confidential
they do not trace calls, they do not have call display, you do not have to tell them your name. You can connect by phone or mobile app, or through the website.