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Vanessa Ford

Vanessa Ford (she/her) is an award-winning educator and author. Her children’s book, Calvin, won the 2022 Lambda Literary Award for Best Children’s Book. Ford was a classroom teacher for 14 years in D.C. Public Schools and her advocacy has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Newsweek and NPR. She was a founding member of The Human Rights Campaign’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council and sat for two years on the board of the National Center for Transgender Equality. She lives with her husband and two children, one of whom is trans, near Boston. She is a coauthor of The Advocate Educator’s Handbook: Creating Schools Where Transgender and Non-Binary Students Thrive.