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Presenter(s): Diane Anderson-Minshall, Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Date: August 23, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Room: 304

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Professional

Maintaining Relationships: Family of Origin

Family of origin dynamics can be challenging and complicated in the best of times and throwing a gender transition into the mix is bound to cause emotions to intensify.  While perhaps liberating and often all-consuming for the trans individual, their family members may be reeling in shock or grief, struggling to comprehend concepts such as genderfluid or losing a daughter but gaining a son, and experiencing societal, religious, and/or cultural barriers to understanding.  We’ll explore these topics and share strategies for helping family members navigate this journey of discovery and change with their trans loved one.