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The Kids Are Alright is a shorts program about and by LBTTQI2S young people and families - stories that celebrate the joys of connection and acceptance as well as the difficult conversations that take place between loved ones.

The program includes: My Life with Rainbows, Girlsboysmix, Pitoc E Icinakosian, I am Gay, We Have Reached the Moment

Mars Pendleton (they/them) is a cosplayer artist, cat person and Netflix binger. They created the film My Life with Rainbows about how their family was created through their two lesbian mothers and their father who helped them out. They also explain how it would help if schools provided more education about queer families so they wouldn’t have to deal with so many questions from their peers. In this talk Mars will be in conversation with their parent, celebrated author Karleen Pendleton Jiménez.

Karleen Pendleton Jiménez is the author of the children's novel The Street Belongs to Us. She wrote the award-winning animated film Tomboy and teaches education, gender, and social justice at Trent University. S/he is the mom of Mars.