Hello Dear Friends, Family, Allies, and Simply Curious,
I'm happy to say that my cancer has been in remission for nearly a year and a half. My strength and stamina continue to improve—and that means I'm ready to hit the road again this fall. Given all that's been happening in the wild and wacky world of trans over the last year or so, it's clear that a new version of Trans 101 is sorely needed. To that end, I've put together a new workshop and I'm taking it on the road:
Transgender Is Here to Stay—So Now What Do You Do?!
On May 29, 2014, Laverne Cox graced the cover of Time Magazine, along with the words, “Transgender Tipping Point, America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.” Ever since then, there’s been more and more evidence that proves Time’s point. Transgender is irrevocably out of the closet, and smack dab center stage in the culture. Some common questions that all of us are having to ask include:
- Is gender a binary, a spectrum, or what?
- What’s the difference between transgender and trans?
- Other than gender, can you name ten factors that define your sexuality?
- What are three can’t-fail ways to be an ally in Trans civil rights?
(Hint: it’s not pronouns or bathrooms)
- What words for trans must you never use?
(Hint: there aren’t any—it just depends on who you're using them with)
- Can you articulate a definitive truth of gender that everyone can agree on?
I’ve designed this lecture/workshop to provide the tools most folks might need to mindfully articulate, discuss, have fun with, and navigate on their own terms, the world beyond a transgender tipping point.
Now Booking My 2015-2016 Speaking & Performance Tours
I’m looking forward to presenting this workshop in your town, at your high school, on your campus, or at your conference. Here's a shiny new touring catalogue that lays out pretty much everything I'm doing on tour these days: Download KateBornstein_15-16_Tour_Catalogue
Booking & interview inquiries, please email me at katebornstein at earthlink dot net. To get in touch with me personally, the best way is still Twitter or Instagram @katebornstein.
Hope to see you soon in your town!