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DSwebsmallIn recent years exciting progress has been made in Ontario and Canada on the issue of transgender rights and trans access in society. This creates challenges and learning opportunities for organizations who take seriously the concept of inclusive design in workplace culture and in the provision of goods and services to marginalized people.

When it comes to transgender experiences, long sidelined by the dominant social culture, learning about the issues can seem daunting. Typically one encounters piecemeal or disorganized information – whether through broadcast media or on the Web – or highly politicized misperceptions about transgender realities. Catchphrases and changing lexicons abound, but a clear demonstration of how the concepts relate can be elusive. Connecting them with the actual interactions your organization may have with trans employees, clients or customers poses an additional challenge.

It does not have to be this way.

Drawing from twenty years of experience living as a trans woman in Toronto, I have developed a full-day (as well as a half-day) Presentation which I believe will give your staff a powerful and comprehensive appreciation of transgender experiences, and then relate that to practical, everyday interactions in a manner that can be helpful.

Consultation on an hourly basis is also available for more specific inquiries or situations.

Best of all, I come with a sense of humour and welcome the awkward questions that sometimes really need to be asked in order to learn, but which might be risky to ask in everyday situations.

Exploring the site menu at the top of each page, you will find out much more about the Presentation, its outline and fee, hourly consulting rates, and a lot more about me.

Please take the opportunity to contact me through this site. Thanks for visiting, and I hope to hear from you!

Dee Sparling

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Photo Credit: Special thanks to  www.photographic01.com

 

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