Tricia Friedman

AllyEd Founder | Podcaster | Creator


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Be A Better Ally Podcast

The Be A Better Ally Podcast is a part of The Be A Better Ally Newsletter mission: Engaging educators everywhere with thinking that builds more LGBTQ+ inclusive schools. 

We host leading thinkers and educators who will inspire you to rethink classroom practice, classroom libraries, and policies that make schools welcoming to your entire community. If you are new to LGBTQ+ work or if you are a veteran of anti-bias education, this podcast is a space for all.

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Tricia Friedman (she/her/hers)


Tricia has worked as an educator for nearly 20 years across 9 different countries.

Currently, she is the Creative Content Director for Shifting Schools. Explore the free guides she creates with them here.


Eduspark Media Literacy for LGBTQ+ inclusion
The Portal Project AISC
ECIS Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice
Chapters International

Tricia’s workshop was brilliant; she was incredibly prepared, tailored to our context, and a fantastic presenter. Our entire staff, faculty and non-teaching personnel, were completely engaged.  What I really appreciate is that while we have just begun our journey, Tricia has set us up to have rounds of reflective conversations over time (with supporting resources) about how to become a truly inclusive school.

Sarah Marshall

Learning Coordinator, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

Tricia is an amazingly innovative educator. She brings people together in creative ways having an intuitive understanding of what will capture their interest or challenge and develop them. Any professional learning with Tricia is a guaranteed success. She creates a ‘safe to fail’ environment where participants feel at ease immediately and are encouraged to take risks with their own learning. There is always a lot of fun and laughter at her sessions as well as space to take stock and reflect, goal set and identify support in next steps planning.  I would strongly recommend Tricia for any group of people. She is highly responsive and will do all she can to find out what is really needed and the best, most innovative ways to address these needs. An added bonus is that the learning never stops when the sessions are over. The conversation will continue without fail.

Pauline Markey

Principal, UWCSEA

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