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DIY Halloween Costumes (and a Rant)

Has anyone been Halloween costume shopping with their kids and left feeling down and out because of the choices for their daughters? Yeah, me, too. I was in a Halloween store the other day and was appalled at the drastic gender differences in the "girl" and "boy" costumes. A police officer in the "boys" section looked like an authentic officer in pants, a hirt, and hat. However, the police officer in the "girls" section had a short skirt and high heel boots. When was the last time you saw a police officer in heels and boots. Yes, never, you're right.  Why must their be this difference? Why must a little girl wear a skirt when she wants to be a police officer? What are we telling her? "Yes, honey, good for you wanting to be a police officer but let's not let them forget you're a girl by showing off your legs and making it impossible to run in heels."  Why are we telling young girls that they can have anything they want, &qu…

Transitioning to fall

Fall in New England is one of the most beautiful seasons with the leaves changing and falling. Temperatures also begin to plummet, making the mornings chilly, the days warm, and the nights chilly again. Best way to deal with this is layering and having transitional pieces like dresses and jackets. This dress was a score at Forever 21 for $4.99 and I bought it because I knew I could use it in almost any season. I'm a huge fan of multitasking.

Young Scriptros Writing Classes

Young Scriptors Fall 2016
Middle School Experimental Poetry Workshop Mondays 4:00-4:45 pm In this session, we will expand our thoughts and experiment with poetry. Week 1: Blackout Poems Week 2: Roll the Dice Poetry Week 3: Concrete Poetry Week 4: No White Space Poetry

Grades 3-5 Poetry and Art Workshop Fridays 5:00-5:45 In this session, we will be using both art and language to create poems. This Week 1: Newspaper Poem Week 2: Paint Chip Poem Week 3: Best Part of Me Poem Week 4: Book Spine Poem
Classes are 4 week sessions, $80 October 28-November 18 Eastern Point Lit House 261 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930
Writers only need to bring themselves, journals and other materials are provided. If interested, please email Meg Grant, sassyscriptor@gmail.com.