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FORGE welcomes Anole Halper to our Team

FORGE welcomes Anole Halper to our Team

FORGE welcomes Anole Halper to our Team May 21, 2019 FORGE is pleased to announce the addition of Anole Halper, MSW, MPH to our staff as Creative Content Coordinator, increasing our capacity to educate and engage the public. Anole (pronouns: they/them/theirs) will...

The Weight of Shame and How it Moves Us

The Weight of Shame and How it Moves Us

Defining Shame A possibly shameful confession: I chose to write a blog post about shame because I wanted to understand it and have an excuse to explore it fully. Like a distant lover, I know it well but don’t feel like I understand it at all. Yet when I searched for...

When Hard Feelings Sweep You Out to Sea

When Hard Feelings Sweep You Out to Sea

By Ana Lee Case I knew someone who said she had big feelings. She said they would wash over her like a wave and she’d feel like she was being swept out to sea. I could relate. I’ve had big feelings too, and I know what it’s like to be dragged away from the shore. When...

Freeze: The Forgotten Stress Response

Freeze: The Forgotten Stress Response

By Anole Halper Survivors of sexual violence sometimes blame themselves because in the moment of violence, they did something they don’t understand: rather than run away or fight back, they stayed still; they did nothing.  Image description: Image is a blue pie...

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“I spent 30 years as man; 25 as a woman and now gender bores me…No one is 100 percent comfortable with the gender roles put on them."—Holly Boswell

Holly Boswell was an influential transgender activist, writer, leader, and the creator the trans symbol in 1993. For #TransPride, we’re celebrating leaders like Holly. You can read more about Holly’s life here on the Logo blog: www.newnownext.com/holly-boswell-creator-of-transgender-symbol-obituary/08/2017/

[Image: Photo of Holly Boswell, a trans person with long curly hair and their cheek painted with a sun.]
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“I spent 30 years as man; 25 as a woman and now gender bores me…No one is 100 percent comfortable with the gender roles put on them.—Holly Boswell

Holly Boswell was an influential transgender activist, writer, leader, and the creator the trans symbol in 1993. For #TransPride, we’re celebrating leaders like Holly. You can read more about Holly’s life here on the Logo blog: http://www.newnownext.com/holly-boswell-creator-of-transgender-symbol-obituary/08/2017/  

[Image: Photo of Holly Boswell, a trans person with long curly hair and their cheek painted with a sun.]