As society is becoming more welcoming of diverse gender identities, kids are becoming more vocal about gender expression and parents are bumping into novel challenges as their kids explore “gender expansiveness.” Jean Malpas explores how opening up the gender binary allows children to be their authentic selves.
Fashion Policing & The Double Standards Of Gender Expression
When Fashion activist Taryn de Vere goes out in public with her trans child she discovers there is one rule for her, and another for her young daughter. In this talk Taryn discusses her own fashion aesthetic, gender identities and expectations, parenting a trans child, navigating the hostility of strangers, and the transformative power of authentic self-expression.
After engaging in a series of enlightening conversations and presentations on the intricacies of gender identity, pastor Mark Wingfield felt a calling. In this talk Mark recounts his journey of becoming one of the transgender communities' most unlikely spokespersons, and the human connections that resulted from his willingness to listen.
When we're born, a doctor instantly deems us to be one of two things: Male or female. But gender isn't just between our legs. It's also between our ears. So, what happens when how we look on the outside clashes with how we feel on the inside?
Hannah Fons focuses on gender identity as fluid, not fixed, and existing on a spectrum. Just as there are a multitude of ways to express one’s identity as a cisgender (i.e, not transgender) man or woman, there is not one way to be trans, to navigate a trans identity, or to conceive of trans people
Ashley Wylde is a queer and genderqueer writer, activist, and Colorado State University student. Her passion derives from exploring the complex ideas of gender, sex, and sexuality through creative expression.
In this myth-busting talk, science writer and podcaster Molly Webster shows why the so-called "sex chromosomes" are more complicated than this simple definition -- and reveals why we should think about them differently
Nevo Zisin explores transgender literacy beyond pronouns and what creating a liberated society beyond gender binaries might look like. Nevo is an esteemed educator in transgender and LGBTQIA+ topics. Using their own lived expertise, Nevo runs workshops in schools and professional development training in workplaces to create more inclusive and gender equitable environments.
Listen to a mum of a trans teenager talk about how their family navigated his identity, social and medical transition. She offers practical advice for parents and gives insight into the decisions their family had to make.