Jennifer Rosen Heinz
Jennifer is a talented writer, an activist, and a mother who loves to crack a good fart joke. She’s passionate about making the world a better, safer place.
We talked about:
- Her essay in the new Lose the Cape anthology – Ain’t Nothing But a Teen Thang – about her son’s first armpit hair
- Parenting through puberty
- Gun violence and gun safety
- 96 people are shot and killed on an average day in the United States
- the public health crisis for our children from gun violence
- Gun violence in our country and what we can do about it as moms to make a difference
- Moms Demand Action and how to get involved
- the Be SMART for kids movement that teaches us how to address the topic, make plans, and teach our kids what to do if they find themselves in a place where there is a gun
- June 1st is national #wearorange day and there are events all weekend to bring awareness to this
Join us in the conversation on Gun Safety and Advocacy
Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.
Since then orange has been the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement.
This episode is sponsored by:
Jennifer Rosen Heinz
Jennifer Rosen Heinz has been accused of having the maturity of a 9-year-old boy because of her love of poop and fart jokes. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin and works for the parenting web site Scary Mommy. She is a recovering MFA and award-winning poet and blogger.
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