The Pink Balloon - Cynthia Sweeny and Brianna Simons
The Pink Balloon is an inclusive children’s story about listening with your heart, and a child who shows the world who they truly are. Inspired by a true story, this is a heartwarming journey of a new family, a balloon and a child who showed the world it is what’s on the inside that counts the most
Written by Cynthia Sweeny and BriAnna Simons, mom's who came together at a community connection group for parents of gender expansive children. The Pink Balloon is the coming together of their experiences, sharing a heartwarming story about celebrating diversity and gender identity in support of transgender children; building allyship and inclusion in families and the communities which surround them.
Cynthia is a writer, educator, journalist and podcaster living in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her family. She is currently writing her second book.
BriAnna (She/Her) is a clinical social worker at BriAnna Simons Therapeutic Services on the South Shore in Nova Scotia. She specializes in providing child and play based therapies and is the author of the book Emotionally Attuned Parenting ~ An Easy + Fun Guide to Helping Your Child Through the Tough Stuff of Life.
Illustrations by Brianna Corr Scott
Image and description via The Pink Balloon