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Presenter(s): Rebecca KIing, Deshanna Neal

Date: August 27, 2017

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Room: 605

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Family

Telling Our Stories to Change Hearts, Minds, AND Policies

Personal stories are some of the most powerful tools for advocacy and social change, and families of trans youth have a unique and critical perspective to share. This interactive workshop covers the basics of sharing your family’s story for advocacy, as well as tips for speaking with media. Participants will be guided through a simple four-part template for sharing a personal story, with a focus on how to call your audience to take action and how to advocate for and with transgender youth. In addition, there will be time to discuss the pros and cons of speaking with reporters, as well as ideas for staying on-message and responding to rude or invasive questions.