Our Stories for Free Children Story Hour is back and we are so honored to have illustrator and comic artist Noah in the house to read from It Feels Good to be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity, which was illustrated by Noah. In addition to their reading, Noah will also be leading an engaging watercolors workshop. People of all ages are welcome to attend with their families. We are especially interested in welcoming parents of trans and gender non-conforming children to this event who are seeking more community and support as Charis is currently working to build a Gender Creative Parenting Collective and would like to sign up parents and caregivers who are interested in helping build out such a group. This is a Charis Circle Strong Families Whole Children Program and is funded in part by an Atlanta Pride Community Reinvestment Grant.
About Noah: Noah Grigni is an illustrator and comic artist from Decatur, and a nonbinary trans boy. Through art, they hope to make space for more stories centering diverse trans and queer characters with depth, personality, and agency. Their art is a call to action, a reminder to heal, and a celebration of queer love in its endless many forms. Noah graduated from Decatur High School in 2015, and from Lesley University in 2018 with a BFA in Illustration. They currently live in Boston with their partner, Braden, and their cat, Tino. It Feels Good To Be Yourself is their first children's book. You can see more of Noah's work at noahgrigni.com, or on Instagram @ngrigni.
A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.
Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.