a blog and resources for trans survivors and loved ones

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COVID safety at PrideFest

COVID safety at PrideFest

With the availability of vaccines and boosters, and the lifting of mask mandates across the country, it can feel like the pandemic has ended. Although restrictions may have been loosened, it’s still important for us to be aware of our own boundaries and risks when it...
10 tips for Drinking Safely at PrideFest

10 tips for Drinking Safely at PrideFest

Pride month can be a time of celebration and community. In particular, visiting pride events like parades and festivals can be a time to enjoy connection with community members. These events are often places where alcohol is present. Everyone participates in pride...
Therapist Guide: Types of Therapists

Therapist Guide: Types of Therapists

Have you ever wondered what the different acronyms after a therapist’s name mean? These indicate degrees that can help you determine what kind of therapist they are, and what types of services they may offer. It can be challenging to keep track of what all of...
Therapist Guide: First Impressions Checklist

Therapist Guide: First Impressions Checklist

The first time you meet with a new therapist, it may be helpful to keep track of your first impressions. Putting these “gut feelings” about a new provider into words can help with decision making about whether or not you would like to continue to see this...
Therapist Guide: At the Therapist’s Office

Therapist Guide: At the Therapist’s Office

Many people wonder what it’s like to visit a therapist’s office for the first time. What can you expect when you first meet with a therapist? This video describes what a typical first visit with a therapist might look like, although every therapist is...
Therapist Guide: Alternatives to Therapy

Therapist Guide: Alternatives to Therapy

Therapy is one of many options people might use to heal from trauma. Often, survivors chose using other strategies in addition to therapy. This video includes many strategies people might choose to support healing. To learn more, visit forge.tips/therapist-guide