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Everything Leaves Its Wound

Everything Leaves Its Wound

Everything Leaves Its Wound A Review of Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming   I was in my 60s and doing long-distance caregiving for both my widowed father and my mentally ill younger sister before I finally, finally, finally gave up hope that my father would ever...

Therapist Guide: PTSD and Symptoms

Therapist Guide: PTSD and Symptoms

Survivors of childhood abuse, sexual assault, and other violent assaults often experience post-traumatic stress. The way that individuals experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress may differ for each person. Being able to recognize these symptoms can be helpful in...

What does Independence Day mean in 2022?

What does Independence Day mean in 2022?

This week, the US celebrates Independence Day on July 4th. The messages we hear about freedom are in stark contrast with the recent Supreme Court ruling that limits a pregnant person’s right to bodily autonomy, anti-transgender legislation that restricts access to...

Trans & Nonbinary Reproductive Rights

Trans & Nonbinary Reproductive Rights

After news that the US Supreme Court will likely strike down Roe v. Wade, many people have been left with questions about how this will impact them. This decision may be especially concerning for trans and nonbinary people, who already face challenges in accessing...

Resisting Anti-Trans Legislation

Resisting Anti-Trans Legislation

With waves of anti-trans legislation affecting trans youth and adults across several states, it can feel like we are moving backwards. While these legislative attacks are undeniably damaging to trans and nonbinary people’s safety and wellbeing, new strategies have...

Therapist Guide: Questions to Ask

Therapist Guide: Questions to Ask

The first time you talk with a new potential therapist, you may want to ask questions to get a better feel for their therapy style and the types of services they offer. This is an opportunity to get to know a therapist and determine if they will adequately meet your...

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This upcoming workshop will discuss how reproductive rights and trans rights are inexplicably linked and how the Dobbs decision has impacted Trans and Nonbinary people seeking healthcare, especially those who have experienced sexual assault and trauma. We will share real life stories of the impact this is having on TGNB individuals and provide some historical and current political context.

Join us on October 11th: forge.tips/3ruNImy

[Image: On a blue background, photos of the two presenters: Afton Bradley and J. Text: “What does reproductive health care actually look like for trans and nonbinary people? Afton Bradley, FNP, MSW, BSN, RN (they/them). J, MSW (they/them). Tues, Oct. 11, 2022. 7-8:30 PM Central. ASL provided.” FORGE logo.]
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This upcoming workshop will discuss how reproductive rights and trans rights are inexplicably linked and how the Dobbs decision has impacted Trans and Nonbinary people seeking healthcare, especially those who have experienced sexual assault and trauma. We will share real life stories of the impact this is having on TGNB individuals and provide some historical and current political context.

Join us on October 11th: https://forge.tips/3ruNImy 

[Image: On a blue background, photos of the two presenters: Afton Bradley and J. Text: “What does reproductive health care actually look like for trans and nonbinary people? Afton Bradley, FNP, MSW, BSN, RN (they/them). J, MSW (they/them). Tues, Oct. 11, 2022. 7-8:30 PM Central. ASL provided.” FORGE logo.]