When we have allocated all participants into their groups for two weeks you will be sent links to the tutorials (two days apart) organised around the following principle:
RULES are MADE…to be broken: Navigating gender norms and power.
These tutorials are aimed at exploring gender, power, identity, masculinities and everyday experiences of transphobia. These tutorials use the voices of other trans male and non-binary youth, collected in group interviews who talk about their everyday struggles with ignorant comments, misgendering and intrusive questions. There will also be an interactive element where participants will be asked to engage with QUEERSTIONS – moments to reflect on their own experience after hearing about the views of other trans and non-binary youth.
Part 1: INTRODUCTION
This introduces the participants to the idea that rules regarding gender are constructed and explores the influence of power on gender.
Part 2: GENDER & STEREOTYPES
This looks at the concept of masculinities, femininities and power and the multiple ways of ‘doing’ gender. Looking at stereotypes and how they can affect trans and non-binary youth in interactions with other men.
Part 3: QUEER GOGGLES & GENDER CATEGORIES
This explores how the outside world see binary gender and how this connects with ideas of ‘passing’ and validate trans bodies as authentic. It also looks at the use of categories for trans and non-binary youth.
Part 4: DEALING WITH INTRUSIVE QUESTIONS
This theme explores the experiences of trans male and non-binary youth dealing with personal and invasive questions. What questions often come up and how other young people have chosen to respond.
Part 5: BREAKING THE RULES: BEING MISGENDERED
This part looks more closely at ‘passing’ and whether it is a helpful concept for trans and non-binary youth. What are the opinions and experiences of other trans youth? What are the pros and cons? How is it different for trans and non-binary?
Part 6: BREAKING THE RULES: DOING IT YOUR WAY
The final part looks at examples of trans and non-binary youth breaking gender norm and feeling empowered doing so. It challenges the rules of gender and explores new and rebellious ways of ‘doing’ gender as trans and non-binary young people.