Useful #Transgender Links because #TransLivesMatter



As with every teaching job I’ve had, there are diverse students with diverse needs. Sometimes it is the parents who require guidance and support and again I have been asked to provide some useful links to support and enlighten on the transgender experience. My most used resources are here below – please feel free to share these and pass on to anyone who may find them of use.


Trans links (which also include further links!)


Becoming ME (Full episode) – I would recommend this as the first steps in understanding a child who identifies as transgender:
https://youtu.be/IxzKlPVceWg  


This video is Shane, a young teenager who identifies as male
https://youtu.be/Ey39hmFQ2Ys


Again, his story and his attitude are relevant to anyone seeking to understand the Trans experience. 


https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/transgender-help-and-support-links-uk/


This one is a FTM resource that I put together but info is relevant to MTF too:


https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/tag/ftm-london/


The blog NEVER BLEND IN | OPTIMIZE your POTENTIAL and LIVE THE LIFE THAT YOU DESIRE

https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/ covers all sorts of diversity stories and includes testimonies from people of all walks of life. The newest series of articles to be added will be from Gina Denham, a SGT in Essex Police, who has had some challenges being Trans but who has become a role model to others in her determination to live an authentic life. 


The Give ’em Hope Campaign is an online diversity initiative which uses all social networks to promote a wider understanding of our diverse world and which has video and written stories as well as pages and groups online where people who feel different or marginalised can connect and find support.


GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2D507F373FE6BC7D
GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN GROUP (or FAMILY as we call it): https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiveEmHope/
GIVE ‘EM HOPE PAGE (Come and LIKE us for news and Inspiration): https://www.facebook.com/GIVEemHOPE/  

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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