This is a group for 12-18-year-old trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide an adult facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient world.
This group is co-facilitated by
Mr. Jesse McNulty, Sr., M.Ed., co-founder/co-facilitator of Trans and Friends, is a 25 year veteran teacher of at-opportunity youth in metro-Atlanta area; elementary, middle, and high school. He holds a Master's of Education in Special Education- Behavioral Disorders; with add-ons in Interrelated and Gifted. Known as Sir Jesse [SJ] among progressive communities, he is an advocate for LGBTQQIA+ and queerly situated youth. He is a co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, one of the Feminist Outlawz, and a U.S. Army veteran. SJ identifies as an anti-racist and an aspiring ally striving to be a part of a more beloved community in this transient world!
Sarah E. Meng is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, who has worked in hospitals, private practices and university settings. In 2006, Sarah graduated from Agnes Scott College with majors in psychology and women’s studies. After working in cognitive testing in private practice as well as with Emory and the Shepherd Center, Sarah received a Master of Science in mental health counseling from Georgia State University and completed training in EMDR. Sarah’s publications and research interests include topics such as resilience in people who are transgender, LGBTQ identities in the Southeast and body liberation.
If you are the parent of a trans or gender non-conforming child looking for resources to support your child, please check out our parents support group, The Gender Creative Parenting Collective and if you are a trans or questioning adult looking for resources for yourself, please check out our adult group which meets right after the teen group at 8pm ET.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The 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. Donate via this link: www.chariscircle.org/donate
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