105 Ways to Give a Book

Day of Silence

I ask your indulgence because today I need to brag on my teen. It isn’t enough that she is smart and witty, as you might notice in her TeenReader reviews. She also is talented in the filmic arts, and has put that to use in making videos for her school’s morning announcements. That’s so cool for a freshman to be doing for the organizations that she’s involved in.

But I’m particularly proud of her for this video as it because it shows that she will stand up for her beliefs even as a self-conscious teen. And yes, the description of “self-conscious teen” fits over ninety percent1 of the high-school crowd, but I employ it here to note that my daughter is one of those teens. She doesn’t invite controversy or drama. Tall and lovely, she still prefers to blend in rather than stand out. She’d also — shhhhhh! — kinda like a boyfriend. So for her to take such a prominent place in the Gay Straight Alliance is a statement of her level of belief that Love is Love. And that we can work to make a difference, just by making our voices heard. Or by a day of silence.



  1. The 90% is intended to give an idea of the prevalence of self-consciousness among teens, and is not intended to be a factual statement

7 comments:

Suzanne Casamento said...

Your teen rocks! I love the video. Please applaud her for me. :)

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

Go TeenReader! What a powerful video and voice.

tanita davis said...

Wow, that's a professionally done video!!

Charlotte said...

Good for your daughter!!! You have every right to be proud.

The Pen and Ink Blog said...

I shared this one on FaceBook. Congratulations on a beautiful video for an excellent cause

Sheila Ruth said...

Powerful video and very well done! Congrats to teen reader. I admire her courage for standing up for what she believes in. I wouldn't have had the courage when I was a teen.

Alex said...

What a wonderful video your daughter has done. I remember my daughter taking part in day of silence when she was in high school, she also belonged to the GSA with her friends. I really understand the courage your daughter showed to do this.
Congratulations to her, it is hard to stand up for your beliefs as a teen sometimes.