What you will learn:

Gender is the water we swim in everyday – so present we are hardly aware of it and yet it informs how we dress, speak, and interact with others. When did you first know what gender you are? And how did you know? Through writing exercises and discussion this session will explore language, images, stereotypes, and expectations around gender. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how gender is part of what makes them who they are.

About the instructor:

Alex Myers teaches English at Phillips Exeter Academy. Since coming out as transgender in 1995, he has worked with schools to help them support transgender students and become more gender inclusive. Alex is also a novelist whose works explore gender, identity, and history. His novels include RevolutionaryContinental Divide, and The Story of Silence.

His most recent book, Supporting Transgender Students, is a guide to help schools learn the basics of what gender is and why it matters in education. Drawing on his 25 years of experience working with schools and transgender students, this book considers how transgender and gender non-conforming youth experience the classroom, the playing field, and other school contexts. Alex is now expanding his lessons and stories beyond schools and into the work place.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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