Allison Hope, SheKnows

Allison Hope


New York, NY, United States

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  • Unknown
  • SheKnows
  • Real Simple Magazine
  • Cosmopolitan
  • HuffPost
  • Men's Health Mag
  • BuzzFeed News
  • Condé Nast Traveler

Past articles by Allison:

6 Surprisingly Fascinating Hanukkah Facts to Teach Kids the Real Story

Hanukkah is not 'Jewish Christmas.' Teach kids these six fascinating facts about the real (spoiler: somewhat gruesome) origins. → Read More

Why I Have to Teach My Kid About Both Hanukkah & Anti-Semitism This December

How can I teach my kid about Hanukkah without sugarcoating the hate we face? → Read More

How to Be a Good Parent to Your LGBTQ Child

If your kid just came out as gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer (the list goes on), congrats! Here are some of the best ways you can support them on their journey. → Read More

How to Be More LGBTQ+-Inclusive at Work

One in 10 LGBTQ+ employees have experienced discrimination at work over the past year. Here's what you can do to facilitate a more inclusive workplace. → Read More

As a Fat, Queer Woman, I’m Finally Seeing My Future Self on TV

Hollywood has finally acknowledged the existence of fat, queer, middle-aged women. Or rather…white, fat, queer, middle-aged women. There’s obviously still a long way to go. → Read More

How to Confront the People in Your Life Who Are Breaking All the Rules

Here are expert-approved tips for talking to everyone from your parents to your boss about adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. → Read More

Women Are Letting Their Facial Hair Grow in During Quarantine and Damn, Does It Feel Good

Salons are closed (plus the pandemic puts everything in perspective), and beauty standards are shifting so that women have stopped grooming their facial hair. → Read More

My Son Is Only 3. Here's Why I've Already Started Teaching Him About Pride.

"I am teaching my child that, while our family may not look like the others he sees most commonly, we are special because we are different." → Read More

The Secret Side Effect to *Waves Hands* All This: Everyone Is Lying Now

It's brought out the Aunt Becky in all of us. → Read More

I Used to Be a Serial Cheater. Here's How I Finally Changed My Ways.

A former serial cheater explores her reasons for cheating in every relationship, and explains how she finally changed her ways. → Read More

Inside the Rise of Gender-Neutral Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic procedures are getting a facelift as beauty seekers are redefining what it means to look male or female and requesting more gender-neutral looks. → Read More

When I Was Pregnant, I Had Wild and Seriously Hot Sex Dreams About My Ex

Here's why those crazy pregnancy sex dreams are completely normal. → Read More

‘Toy Story 4’ Criticism Response: There’s Nothing Wrong with 2 Lesbian Moms –

In response to One Million Moms' "Toy Story 4" criticism, there's nothing wrong with two lesbian moms. The Disney film was criticized for featuring gay parents. → Read More

I'm Part Of An LGBTQ Family. Here's What I Do When People Ask Us Invasive Questions.

Because our gender expression and presumed genitalia don’t align with the majority’s sense of what it takes to make a baby, strangers feel empowered to p... → Read More

Our Son Was Born. Then We Had To Convince A Judge We Were His Parents.

Most parents take for granted that their baby is legally theirs from the day they're born. That's not the case for many LGBTQ families. → Read More

7 Things You Should Never Say to Lesbian Moms

"Who's the real mom?" and other such travesties. → Read More

10 Captivating Kids Books That (Sneakily) Teach Life Lessons –

Beautiful children's books that just happen to also teach some of life's most important lessons. → Read More

The Easiest Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Online — & Put Your Panicked Mind at Ease

Are your kids safe online? Or are you panicking over all the potentials — from phishing schemes and Nigerian princes to far worse? → Read More

No, Neither My Wife Nor I Is ‘the Dad’ –

Our son has two lesbian moms, and that's more than enough. So stop asking which one of us is 'the dad.' → Read More

How to Co-sleep With Your Baby Safely

Co-sleeping with your baby has real benefits, but it's crucial you do it safely. Here's how. → Read More