Offered on Saturday, February 28 to conference attendees:
Taming the Hulk: Temperance for the Trans*Masculine Journey
Skye Bigari, COM|PASSionate REVOLT
Traci Medeiros-Bagan, COM|PASSionate REVOLT Healing
How does the transmasculine individual sort out the stories we hear about what it means to be a man, the stories we tell ourselves about what it means to be a man and the men that we actually see ourselves to be? Society’s narratives about men and masculinity affect our self esteem, body image, the way we take care of ourselves, what we expect out of our relationships, how we let our families treat us, what careers we go into, the trust we put in medicine to alter our internal and external bodies and ultimately our core identity. Through interactive dialogue and exploratory activities, together we will gain insight about how expectations surrounding masculinity before, during and “after” transition affect the development of an authentic and fully realized self.