Brody sent me today’s Feel Goods coming out of Spain, and love this story.
So it all started in November, when high school student Mikel Gómez wore a skirt to school, and as a result was forced to see a psychologist, and EXPELLED!
Since then, students from a lot of local schools have been showing up for him by wearing skirts to class, and sharing on social with #ClothesHaveNoGender!
One teacher named Jose even stepped up! He said, “20 years ago I suffered persecution and insults for my sexual orientation in the institute I am now a teacher.”
He also said that a lot of teachers basically turned a blind eye and were not participating in the protest, UNTIL one of their own students was bullied with homophobic slurs.
As a result, 3 teachers decided to wear skirts for the ENTIRE month of May.
The school has since agreed to offer a course on gender equality, and if you see someone being bullied for deciding to wear a freaking skirt, SPEAK UP! It’s a damn article of clothing, people. Wear what makes you freaking happy!