Offered on Saturday, February 28 to conference attendees:
Designing Transgender Writing Spaces
Molly Segale, UC Santa Cruz
This workshop will discuss the challenges and opportunities in designing writing spaces for transgender students. Composition and creative writing classes often rely on student experiences as course material, yet trans and queer students must navigate institutionalized transphobia and heterosexism when engaged in class assignments. Learn research on these writing spaces and join a larger discussion of transgender needs in the classroom. Topics will include safe space, political activism, and intersectional identities. Presenter will draw on experiences as composition lecturer and Transgender Program Coordinator at UC Santa Cruz.