What do you teach your kids about the LGBTQ Community? Well if you are looking for a fun interactive resource Queer Kid Stuff is the right place. Teaching kids can be hard and rewarding at the same time. Lindz Amer has made it her mission to teach kids about the LGBTQ community. They not only teach kids this, but by doing so they include the LGBTQ kids that are watching it. Lindz alo does a fantastic podcast called Activist You! Each episode she interviews an awesome LGBTQ youth activist. Lindz is doing some phenomenal work for the community and the youth they serve.
Meet Lindz Amer (they/them)
Lindsay ‘Lindz’ Amer creates LGBTQ+ and social justice media for kids and families. Through their multi-media production company, Queer Kid Creative, they write, produce, and co-host Queer Kid Stuff, an original LGBTQ+ educational webseries for all ages, and a brand-new family-friendly podcast called Activist, You! where they explore social justice topics through interviews with kid & youth activists. They perform QKS music and stories at schools, museums, libraries, and local LGBTQ+ community centers around the country. They recently performed to a packed house at the Bill and Melinda Gates Discovery Center in Seattle, WA as a part of Amplifier’s We The Future Campaign. Artwork from the campaign depicting Lindsay has been distributed to over 13,000 schools and seen by an estimated 500,000 students nation-wide. They are a fellow with The Coaching Fellowship, a Creative Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a TED Resident, they were named a Rising Star by GLAAD, a 2018 Queero by them.us, were a 2018 Webby Honoree, and have received grants from the Tegan and Sara Foundation, Made in NYC Women’s Media Fund, the Awesome Project, and VidCon’s Emerging Creator program. The Huffington Post calls Queer Kid Stuff a “groundbreaking YouTube educational resource.” Teen Vogue praised their episode on consent during the height of #MeToo that “shows exactly why there’s no excuse not to grasp consent. Even toddlers can understand it.” And @shondarhimes tweeted she’s “so here for this!” Lindz is currently developing a picture book, scripts for television, and a full-length screenplay about a non-binary kid!
In this episode, we talk about:
- Queer Kid Stuff
- Activist You! Podcast
- Dealing with Hate
- Creating content for youth
- Social Justice Course
“There is a lot of social minded educators.” – Lindz Amer
“I say it’s all ages content.” – Lindz Amer
“It’s really tough for some people to understand change.” – Lindz Amer
Queer Kid Stuff
Queer Kid Stuff
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