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PRO BONO Workshops for Trans Communities

The Struggle is Fierce: Embodied creative responses to anti-trans hate

Wellness and Care

Everything we do in this world can be understood as expressions of power. Our individual power is shaped, bolstered and hindered by the many ideologies, institutions and interpersonal relationships around us. Power, when understood as a complex system, can inform the way we understand trauma.

 

Working with Charles Thompson-Shealy, LCSW of Cenote Therapy, together we provide creative, critical and community-centered processes to better understand how systemic power, privilege and oppression impact you, your community and your clients’ wellbeing, and to heal together from oppression-based trauma.

Fierce

The Struggle is Fierce: Embodied creative responses to anti-trans hate

A workshop for trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people 

CURRENTLY PRO BONO

Community care is self care! Anti-trans rhetoric and hate is at a historic and unprecedented high, as anti-trans legislation threatens the livelihoods and physical and psychological safety of transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming folk all across the country.

This healing workshop will be a space for TGNCNB people to be in community and build our individual and collective resources as we continue to struggle and fight together. Using the embodied, dialogic and therapeutic Rainbow of Desire Techniques from the Theatre of the Oppressed arsenal, we invite participants to come together to explore and share their experiences of anti-trans oppression, celebrate the vibrancy and fierceness of our communities and develop creative responses to dismantle anti-trans hate. Participants will play, laugh, discuss and discover in a fun and deeply contemplative workshop experience. 

 

As trans and nonbinary practitioners, we have witnessed an increase in fear and trauma experienced by trans people and a stronger need for more opportunities to unpack our experiences of cissexism. We aim to meet that need and provide TGNCNB people and communities with humanizing, creative and embodied practices to process their experiences of cissexism and transphobia and to build community responses to anti-trans hate. 

 

We have worked with people around the world to offer these programs and want to answer this overwhelming and timely need to support our TGNCNB communities as we struggle and fight together. As such we are currently offering this workshop PRO BONO to trans communities. Reach out for more information.  

This healing workshop will be a space for TGNCNB people to be in community and build our individual and collective resources as we continue to struggle and fight together. Using the embodied, dialogic and therapeutic Rainbow of Desire Techniques from the Theatre of the Oppressed arsenal, we invite participants to come together to explore and share their experiences of anti-trans oppression, celebrate the vibrancy and fierceness of our communities and develop creative responses to dismantle anti-trans hate. In this three-hour experience, participants will play, laugh, discuss and discover in a fun, creative and deeply contemplative community workshop experience. 

POWER-ful Considerations in Treatment: Deconstructing Trauma Through a Lens of Systemic Power

Developed for the mental health professional, in this workshop participants will strengthen their lenses for understanding systemic power in relationship to trauma, build analytical and critical thinking tools regarding systemic power and how it impacts their clients’ wellbeing, and learn how to apply these lenses to their work. Through the creative, interactive and dialogic tools of Theatre of the Oppressed, participants will engage in deep exploration and dialogue about expressions and exchanges of power and how power functions as a system, and how this affects communities’ and individuals’ experiences of themselves and the world. 

Deconstructing Trauma: Community Responses to Oppression-based Trauma

In this workshop series, we support communities responding to complex oppression-informed trauma. Through embodied, dialogic and therapeutic Rainbow of Desire Techniques (from the Theatre of the Oppressed arsenal), communities work together to unpack the ways oppression informs their experiences of trauma, and as a community share in creating a supportive environment where members develop skills to address the trauma. 

Creative Conversations

We support groups in responding to community rupture and shared trauma. We provide embodied workshop experiences that inspire critical reflection, community connection and deep dialogue around a variety of topics, events and shared experiences.

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