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Gender Talk: Gender & Family
Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
- How do you navigate your gender expression around your family?
- What kind of preparation can we do when entering an environment that might not be the most comfortable or safe?
- What validates your gender identity and who offers you that validation?
In this semester’s final session of Gender Talk, we will be exploring the ways that we navigate gender around our family. With the holiday season around the corner, we will also discuss how we prepare ourselves for potentially uncomfortable or unsafe situations, as well as the way that our expression of gender is affected by the proximity to family.
Gender Talk is a monthly conversation café for trans+ students at U of T. We welcome all members of U of T who identify as trans, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, or who are questioning their gender identity to come together to talk about the issues you want to talk about. Connect with other students and guest facilitators as we share our thoughts, experiences and questions.
This is an open drop-in conversation café for anyone interested in attending. We encourage everyone to show up at 12:00 pm, if you can. At that time, the facilitator will introduce themselves and encourage everyone to share their name. After that, the facilitator will guide us in a conversation, though the direction really depends on the people present. The conversation wraps up at 1:30 pm, but students are encouraged to remain in the lounge to hang out, chat informally and enjoy the remaining snacks.