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Presenter(s): Brenda Bowers

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 5:46 am - 12:00 am

Room: 614

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Community

After the Dust Settles

This is a continuation of the closed, facilitated discussion You’re Doing What!? for those whose child, parent, sibling, or other family member is transitioning. In this workshop, we will examine some of the issues and feelings that may arise as we, and our loved ones, reexamine the concept of gender identity. Some of these include feeling a sense of loss or confusion (e.g., losing a daughter even though you now have a son, or trying to understand concepts like “genderfluid”). What happens when we disclose too much to others, or perhaps not enough? How will we deal with others’ reactions or questions? How does our background or culture affect our feelings and views? Most importantly, we’ll examine the need for compassion and patience for ourselves and our loved one while we make this journey of discovery and change. Come join us for help and support in a confidential environment.