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Gender Identity Journal: Prompts and Practices for Exploration and Self-Discovery--Katie Leikam in conversation with E.R. Anderson

Event date: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This event takes place on crowdcast, Charis' virtual event platform. Register here.

Charis welcomes Katie Leikam in conversation with E.R. Anderson for a discussion of Gender Identity Journal: Prompts and Practices for Exploration and Self-Discovery. Explore your gender identity through guided journaling.

Figuring out your gender identity can be a sensitive time in your life, filled with questions about the core of who you are as a person. This journal will guide you through self-reflection as you examine your gender identity. Whether you just started questioning your identity or are in the middle of your exploration, you'll find guidance and exercises that inspire you to get to know yourself on your own terms.

  • An intro to gender identity--Learn about gender identity, what investigating your gender looks like, and the terminology for common identities across the gender spectrum.

  • Support for your journey--Find compassionate guidance to help you reflect on who you've been and who you want to be, embrace your gender identity, and more.

  • A variety of exercises--Gain a better understanding of your gender identity through thought-provoking journal entries, drawing prompts, mindfulness meditations, and positive affirmations.

Feel more confident and affirmed in the core of who you are with help from The Gender Identity Journal.

Katie Leikam, MBA, LCSW, LISW-CP, BC-TMH is a gender therapist and small business owner with 10 years of experience working with the LGBTQIA community.  She is WPATH GEI SOC v7 certified. She serves the LGBTQIA, transgender, non-binary, and genderqueer community with mental health wellness.  She works with her clients with gender identity, anxiety, autism, relationship stress, family and religious conflict and coming out to others. Katie is also a speaker and educator, speaking at Gender Odyssey Los Angeles, as well as the United States Association of Transgender Health and offers consultation to other professionals. Katie has been quoted in publications such as Huffington Post and is the author The Gender Identity Journal: Prompts and Practices for Exploration and Self Discovery

E.R. Anderson is the Executive Director of Charis Circle. As part of his work at Charis he co-facilitates the Race-Conscious Parenting Collective, and The Gender Creative Parenting Collective, and supports the work of Trans and Friends because he knows that when children receive a strong foundation in justice and liberation, they go on to change the world in unexpected and beautiful ways.

This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.

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ISBN: 9781638077084
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rockridge Press - December 21st, 2021

Explore your gender identity through guided journaling

Event Summary: 
Charis welcomes Katie Leikam in conversation with E.R. Anderson for a discussion of Gender Identity Journal: Prompts and Practices for Exploration and Self-Discovery. Explore your gender identity through guided journaling.