My name is Cali. I am a Middle School History Teacher and I identify as queer. I am also a proud Mommy of two, wife to my amazing partner in life, Jamie, and lover of drag, tattoos, and nature.
When I started this blog in the Fall of 2013, I wrote completely anonymously, petrified of being outted at school. Sharing my stories, fears, dreams, and insecurities eventually brought me the strength to teach outside of that “safe” little closet. I now come out to my students each year on the first day of school. My life, my family, and my “lifestyle” are a part of me, and therefore have become a part of the way I teach. My identity isn’t a rumor – it’s a fact. And I have learned to be so proud of that identity.
I imagine that many people may not appreciate my shared truths. This isn’t about that. This is about one educator, woman, mom, human showing that she can be so much more than just “That Lesbian Teacher”.