Trans Parenting Program
TWO OPTIONS FOR YOU:
FREE Info Session
Thursday, September 15th
5:30-7:30 PM Pacific Time
September 29th - December 1st
5:30-7:30 PM Pacific Time
No session Oct. 20 and Nov. 24
FREE Info Session
Wednesday, September 14th
6-8 PM Pacific Time
September 28th - November 30th
Wednesdays, 6-8 PM Pacific Time
No session Oct. 19 and Nov. 23
In community with parents and transgender facilitators, we learn a lot through sharing vulnerable stories and asking each other questions - parents can't often ask transgender adults and other cisgender allies questions about what they or their child is going through
A carefully HELD container - your whole process is welcome - your tears, your anger, your joy - from when you are struggling to get along with your child, to grieving their changing identities or former name, to processing changing relationships with unsupportive friends and family members
Caring specifically for children and families with multiple-marginalized identities are baked into everything we do. More often than not, 2SLGBTQ+ kids and their families are navigating other complex identities as well, and we want to back your whole experience and the complexities that come with that.
We use connection: We do not use shame, blame, or judgment to teach.
We teach tools for supporting each other as parents for ongoing processing beyond our time together.
We use questions as a way to get deeper into this material in a supported environment.
We notice what is in the room and adapt: We have many directions we can take our work based on what is most important to the parents in the room.
We use the body: the body holds our deepest wisdom around what is coming up for us supporting our gender expansive child. We invite folks in grounding practices and ask questions about what sensations we are noticing in our bodies throughout the time together.
We meet you where you're at, and push you to grow. Because parenting and gender are often stressful and vulnerable for folks to process in community, we use a trauma-centered focus in how we work. You get choice as to how you show up.
All the work we do is optional, and our approach ranges from pair-work to whole group work, questions to role plays and scenarios.
Grieving your child changing
Medical transition questions
Supporting your child's multiple identities - for example race, disability, neurodivergence, class, trauma survivor
Terms and definitions as needed
Meet the facilitators:
DYLAN WILDER QUINN
Dylan believes closeness is necessary to dismantle oppression. Their combination of life experiences as a childhood abuse survivor and holding both oppressed and oppressor identities informs their liberation work. They believe that undoing oppression and allyship can be deeply healing for both ourselves and others.
Dylan is passionate about working with cisgender people to more fully hear and hold transgender people's stories, and building all people's resilience for systemic change. They founded TransLiterate in 2015 and TransIntimate in 2020, to build connection and skill-building for cisgender people who want to be close to transgender people to know us beyond our pronouns. They have been working closely with parents of trans and gender expansive youth for three years.
Dylan mentors trans and nonbinary youth and adults to survive oppression, build capacity for social justice, see their own greatness and bring their work into the world.
They are a part of a Black-led team called Holistic Resistance, founded by Aaron Johnson and Porsha Beed, focused on lifting up People of Color and supporting white people who want to learn to undo their racism.
Chelsea Meney (They/Them) is a Black, Trans masculine, Queer, social justice facilitator. They earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Maryland, College Park and work as a Trauma informed Licensed Massage Therapist. They are a lifelong student of somatic embodiment teachings Alchemical Alignment and have devoted their life to fighting for BIPOC folks having a birth right to access land, mentorship, ancestral earth building skills and healing - body first, mind second. They are a ground holder that values staying human as the veils between the unseen and seen, not yet felt and deeply felt, melt, metabolize and integrate into the body. They believe reaching for heart centered relating, deep listening and striving to accurately see ourselves and each other is at the root of dismantling racism & white supremacy.
Chelsea’s intersectional oppression pairedwith their practitioner skills has softened them to be a teacher of unwavering empathy with a vast capacity to sit with and move through white trauma stories, complexity, grief, and shame without judgment or blame. Life is my teacher, love is my intention, and balance is my baseline.
Jennie is a facilitator, yoga teacher, and bodyworker who leads with emotion and embodiment in liberation work. Coming into her queer identity in her adult life, she feels dedicated to creating brave space for youth and their caretakers to explore what makes them feel most whole. Jennie’s experience teaching in public schools, at universities, and in juvenile detention centers has deepened her appreciation and connection with youth of all ages. Through deep inquiry and presence, Jennie is continually curious about how folx who hold privileged identities can begin to hold more complexity. She is in intimate partnership with a transgender person, and has been doing advocacy work with cisgender folks for the past three years. She works with other cisgender people and white folx to build resilency and community. She’s dedicated to reimagining a world where we see each other’s humanity, repair when we cause harm, and build skills for long-term connection.
Jennie founded and facilitates Wake Up: a group for white-identified people who want to unlearn their racism and white supremacy culture from the inside out. She is part of a larger team of liberation activists...for more info visit www.holisticresistance.com
“My wife and I are new to transgender parenting and the classes run by Dylan and Jennie were a true lifesaver. Dylan and Jennie walked us through the many and complex aspects of transgender parenting in the two classes we took. We felt safe in the confidentiality and learned a lot from the other parents in the class. We’ve made many connections to friends and resources within this community through these classes. We feel so much more prepared, confident and supported for the journey ahead. Thanks Dylan and Jennie.”