I presented Non-Binary Transition at the Gender Odyssey Professional Conference, held in Seattle on August 2015. The audience was primarily medical and service providers of transgender health. [UPDATE: The 2016 workshops were live-streamed on Facebook. Videos embedded below.]
This page houses all the materials you need to feel like you were at the conference (minus the early morning wake-up).
More and more people are identifying outside the binary, feeling their gender does not fit into a male or female box. For these folks, as well as for the professionals supporting them, questions surrounding transition are often left unanswered.
What does a non-standard transition route look like? Is this quickly becoming the norm? Does it even exist?
This workshop will explore the myriad options people have, covering social, medical, and legal transition needs. It includes busting myths and clarifying misconceptions, outlining alternatives and loopholes, and developing strategies for empowering you and your clients in their transgender journey.
You are definitely encouraged to share with your provider, as well as family or friends, or yourself. I only ask that you include attribution or acknowledgement; the best way to credit me is linking to my site.
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Slides and Speaker Notes
This presentation is heavy on the presentation part – I talk a lot, and most of the content is not in the slides. However, most of what I say is in the notes.
So if, like me, you are afraid of hearing my voice, or simply prefer to read at your own pace, you can now play along at home.
The entire 90 minutes are broken up into 3 parts, plus a short intro, and an additional bonus section with questions from the audience.
Watch the whole playlist on YouTube, or enjoy them right here.
Part 1: What is Gender?
Part 2: What is Transition?
Part 3: Social, Medical, Legal Transition
Bonus: Questions from Providers
During the workshop there were a lot of interesting questions or comments from participants, as well as thoughtful responses from fellow providers in the audience.
I decided to edit and include these separately as a supplemental segment.
This session was with a non-provider audience, so the 2nd half is mostly Q&A.
Quickly browse through the entire deck, and pick the best parts (obviously the ones with my picture).