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Sunday, July 10 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Paving Our Own Paths to Adulthood: Reflections on a Non-Binary Experience of Gender

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Historically youth have been taught that people assigned female at birth always grow up to be women and people assigned male at birth always grow up to be men. We now know this is not always true. This workshop will offer a close look into the experiences of three non-binary young adults. These individuals will share information about their unique pathways to adulthood beyond the binary, navigating identity, social transitions, intimate relationships, family dynamics, medical interventions, and/or surgery. Rather than asserting their stories as representing "the non-binary experience," their stories serve to illustrate the incredible diversity of non-binary identities and the journeys towards them.  

avatar for Mere Abrams, MSW, ACSW

Mere Abrams, MSW, ACSW

Gender Specialist, Educational Advocate, Researcher, University of California, San Francisco Child & Adolescent Gender Center, Gender Spectrum
Mere Abrams, MSW, ACSW, is a Gender Specialist, Educational Advocate, and Researcher with the University of California, San Francisco Child and Adolescent Gender Center Clinic. Mere also works as a Program Manager at Gender Spectrum, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating gender inclusive spaces for all children and youth. Mere began working with Gender Spectrum in 2012, completing the first evaluative study to measure the impact of... Read More →

Bárbara Alexandra

Bárbara Alexandra (they/ellx) is a non-binary Guatemalan Indígenx hailing from the barrios of Los Ángeles and Guatemala. They are currently a program coordinator for a queer and trans* youth center based in West Oakland. For four years, they have dedicated their existance to community organizing working primarily with youth or color between the ages of 5-24. In addition to their work, Bárbara is a performance artist... Read More →

Aaron Steinfeld

Aaron Steinfeld was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles and moved to the bay to study Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley. He identifies as queer and gender non-conforming and uses he/him, they/them, and she/her pronouns. They believe in creating and imagining a world past violence and oppression, and currently work for the Family Violence Law Center doing teen dating violence prevention education with Oakland... Read More →

Sunday July 10, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Soda Center - Claeys Lounge

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