As an Early Childhood Educator of eighteen years, I was there before the technological era began to impact children’s play and before it began to impact parenting.
I was there when parents and families lost their sovereignty to the targeted marketing of the tech industry as it pushed its way into the homes of families — and onto the lives of our children. I was there — first as an educator and then as a parent. Yes, I was there when it tried to push its way onto me.
I took the heat as I stood up to the aggressive marketing of the tech industry and the pressures of people. I did not allow it into my space and I stood tall. Parts of me crumbled while other parts of me remained steadfast. Now… I emerge from that era strong and sure remaining connected to Self and Spirit.
Fully intact, I step back and hold space. I am here — present and in this moment. I am here as I bear witness to communities wanting to re-establish themselves and individuals wanting to reconnect with Self. I am here as many begin the work to return childhood and play back to our most precious gifts — the children.