An Activist Child of Divorce

An Activist Child
of Divorce,
review by Sara Buckwitz,
Activism comes in all shapes, sizes and ages. For 19 days, Clayton
Giles, 14, refused to eat or drink anything except water, Gatorade,
or grape juice. He was protesting the current legal system’s lack
of consideration of children in divorce hearings. Right now he’s
planning to journey from Calgary to Washington D.C. by bicycle and
on foot to gain support for his plight. On his website,, Clayton succinctly articulates his
cause, ‘My goal is to make everyone aware that kids are humans, not
property, and that we deserve to be heard at the same time as our
parents. … [W]e want a say in what happens to us when our family
breaks up. Just because kids can’t explain exactly why we want
something, doesn’t mean that we don’t know what we want.’ To find
out more about Clayton’s case and see how you can support him,
check out his website.
–Sara V. Buckwitz

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