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Reduce the Effects of Trauma through Collage [Zine Blog #3]

Reduce the Effects of Trauma through Collage [Zine Blog #3]

Did you know that recent studies have shown that when you spend at least forty-five minutes per day on an artistic or creative project, you reduce your cortisol levels and your stress? Whether you think of yourself as an artist or not doesn’t matter—people with no...

“Recognizing White Privilege” (with Dee Dee Chamblee)

Trans elder and activist Dee Dee Chamblee talks about when white allies are able to recognize their privilege, and make space for communities of color, it helps to break down barriers, improves connections, and make for more effective partnerships. To See...
Therapist Panel – Clients struggling with multiple issues

Therapist Panel – Clients struggling with multiple issues

At our June 17, 2017 monthly meeting FORGE invited a panel of therapists from the Milwaukee area to meet with the trans community members to discuss issues important to them. In this excerpt, Gregory Simons, Kim Skerven, Dianne Frances, and Jan Singer discuss their...
Therapist Panel – Informed Consent and more

Therapist Panel – Informed Consent and more

FORGE invited a panel of therapist to our June 17, 2017 monthly meeting to meet with the trans community and discuss issues important to them. In this excerpt, Gregory Simons, Kim Skerven, Dianne Frances, and Jan Singer talk about informed consent verses standards of...
Radical Relievers

Radical Relievers

How to Find the Radical Relievers in a World of Hurt November 20, 2016 Katie Taylor This week has been hard. Syrian refugees, Paris under attack and in my trans world, I’ve been preparing to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance so I’ve been reading stories about...