This week MAP took part in ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ by launching access to a unique and important film created by & with young people engaging with MAP. The EVOLVE group also got together to make a short social media film answering questions about being trans. (Please note the filming of this project was done before the current Government Guidelines)
Understanding and Respecting Differences explores the real experiences of Norfolk’s trans youth and raises awareness about the diversity of experiences and needs within the transgender community. This project (which includes an accompanying booklet) was supported by The Barbara Ross Association, in memory of the late Barbara Ross OBE, a pioneer of gender counselling.
MAP believe that the views and experiences expressed in
this booklet and the film are an invaluable resource;
“They may be used by teachers to facilitate discussion and create lesson plans. Health Services, Local Authorities and other organisations may incorporate them into Equality and Diversity training and take the experiences of our contributors into consideration when developing their products and services” Explains Jen Alexander, Gender Identity Practitioner.
We are proud to run our monthly Evolve group, for transgender, intersex, genderqueer and gender-questioning young people. It provides a safe space for young people to meet and discuss trans* issues and also to just hang out in a trans* friendly environment, where people are respectful, understanding and friendly. Group activities outside of the meetings have been involved in film-making projects, poetry workshops, and Norwich Pride.
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