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Posts by Jen Lee Reeves

Parenting Teens is Really Hard Right Now

This post is made possible with support from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, part of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All opinions are my own. Parenting may feel really lonely these days, but the Center for Parent and Teen Communication uses science-based strategies to offer guidance and support for healthy family relationships. I don’t…

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BOOST by Born Just Right Goes Virtual

BOOST design@home logo with a born just right logo below it. There is a white haze on top of a photo of a makerspace.

During the pandemic, we worked hard shifting our BOOST workshops from a small in-person experience to a personalized virtual experience for youth. For months, the Born Just Right team collaborated remotely to produce a new version of BOOSTxBorn Just Right. It’s called BOOST design@home. The workshop invites students to design a change to help improve…

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Welcome, Scholastic Learn at Home Students

As more and more students across the United States start working on classwork at home, we realize more kids are learning about our organization, Jordan’s invention and her work to change the perception around disability. Kids in grades 3-5 and grades 6+ start Scholastic’s Learn at Home’s free 20-day lesson plan with reading and activities…

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Barbie Diversity Continues in 2020

It is so exciting to see the newest array of diverse dolls coming out in 2020 thanks to Barbie’s Fashionistas doll line. We have a close connection to the designers thanks to the opportunity to collaborate with the team as they launched the very first prosthetic leg doll back in 2019. This year, the newest…

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New BOOST by Born Just Right Workshops

In the last year, we have gotten the chance to share our work with the world. Thanks to your donations and support, Born Just Right continues to hold BOOST workshops across the country. Last weekend, BJR partnered with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City to offer a mini version of our BOOST workshop.…

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Take the Time to Listen to Disabled Voices

Asmani Huda speaks on stage and a graphic on the screen shows her name

As the parent of a child with a physical disability, I have grown in my understanding and knowledge of the disability community through the years. If you dig into the beginnings of this blog, you’ll see I used the words “special needs” and “different” a lot. I use the word “disability” now. That evolution is…

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Celebrating Born Just Right Support

Since Jordan’s episode of Marvel’s Hero Project released, we have reveled in the excitement around it all! It’s amazing to see the growing number of people who have seen the episode that features Born Just Right’s BOOST Workshop. After the release, watch parties popped up across the country. Autodesk Boston hosted a crew that included…

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Join the Born Just Right Patreon Community

In the last year, Born Just Right worked with its community of makers, designers, and passionate families to do some of the most amazing things. We supported the launch of a new prosthetic leg-wearing Barbie doll, we released a book, and we are featured with co-founder, Jordan, in a Marvel series. There is so much…

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