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Presenter(s): Jennyfer Purswell, Lucas Hedrick

Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 11:53 am - 12:00 am

Room: 609

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Community

Being Trans Doesn’t Mean I’m Crazy, Does It?

This facilitated discussion welcomes anyone who has experienced, or is currently experiencing, mental/emotional health concerns such as stress, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. Possible topics can include a discussion on our potential barriers to services as well as fighting discrimination and finding acceptance in both trans and consumer/survivor/ex-patient communities. We will talk about the existence of the diagnosis Gender Dysphoria, what it means to us as a diagnosis, and explore the intersections of identities experienced by people who identify as both trans and mad/crazy/(insert-your-descriptor-of-choice-here.) This session will include peer discussion where we will allow the conversation to be as fluid as our collective genders. Bring your unique perspective and a readiness to expand it as we interact with each other with honesty and respect.