In this workshop, we will explore how to stand up as better allies for our trans siblings, particularly in a time when trans identities and trans lives are often under attack in the public sphere. We’ll explore the basics concepts relating to gender identity, reflect on where we hold power to create change and how we can come together as a community to champion trans rights and ensure all members of our community feel safe and supported to be their true selves.
Yassine Senghor is the founder of Confronting Change Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategies. She is an Equality, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist (EEDI) with expertise in LGBTQ+ inclusion, creating anti-racist spaces and intersectional approaches to embedding EEDI in a meaningful and sustainable way. She is a queer, Black, dark skinned, Gambian/Liberian, immigrant, gender non-conforming, fat woman with a mixed bag of mental health issues and has recently undergone a gender affirming surgical procedure called Non-Flat Top Surgery. With such a complicated compound of intersectional identities, her passion for EEDI stems from the core of her very existence. She is always excited to explore and share her knowledge and lived experience about topics relating to any/all aspects of her identity.
Her many side hustles include writer, facilitator, mentor, speaker, host, sensitivity coach, podcaster, occasional accidental model. She has a passion for the arts and creative expression, and sits on the boards of several theatres/performance companies.