Educating Lia: Teaching Dissent and the Color Purple

School is starting in less than two weeks and Lia has purple hair.

I love purple
She loves purple.
Purple is the color of dreams and unicorns.
Purple is the color of creativity.
Purple is HER color of self-expression.

Purple hair is prohibited.
In. Her. School.
“You have to follow the rules”
“Rules exist everywhere”

Lia purple

Purple hair doesn’t interfere with studying.
Purple hair doesn’t hurt anyone.
Purple hair doesn’t bully.

“Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.”
Henry David Thoreau

School is starting in less than two weeks and Lia has purple hair.

About the Author
Zimra was born in Budapest and grew up in New York City. She immigrated to Israel in 1994 and for the past two decades has worked with diverse for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Currently, she serves as a resource development expert on the Civics and Shared Education team at the Center for Educational Technology (CET) in Tel Aviv. Zimra is mother to 4 children, ages 11 to 20. Inspired by her 16-year old son Amit, a lower limb amputee, she is passionate about competitive wheelchair basketball and spends much of her free time rooting for her favorite teams. Today, she and her family are living in the Negev.
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