Dear Lawrence, Good Luck ;)
Good luck Dusty.
A great cause to sponsor you for .
Have to give you the cash when we next catch next as I don’t have PayPal
Word up! (or not as the case may be). Well done for raising the profile of a very important cause. xx
#stop our silence
Proud on you! Love Moni xxx
good luck Paris and everyone who is taking part! brilliant cause.
Best wishes to everyone taking part - it’s a really important issue to address, from Simon
To Embry and Skip, I’m sorry it isn’t more but I think you’re doing a marvellous thing and I wanted to give something. Good luck to all of you at Gendered Intelligence, from Eve
Speak out against the gender related bullying
Bullying can take many forms and when young trans people tell us that they feel consistently frightened and anxious about what their fellow students and teachers might say or do we know there is more work to be done. We are carrying out Stop Our Silence - a sponsored silence fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness around the bullying and mistreatment that so many of our young transgender and gender variant people face day to day in schools, colleges, and universities around the country?
Dusty Limits, also known as Dorian Black, is a singer, comic and compere and one of the leading lights the *new cabaret* scene. Dusty will be taking part in Gendered Intelligence’s Stop Our Silence Campaign by being silent for 24 hours during Anti-bullying week in November. To sponsor Dusty complete this form
Panel member of last night’s BBC Question Time and Voted no.1 on the Independent Pink List 2013 Paris Lees has volunteered to stay quiet for 24 hours as part of Anti-bullying week and to raise money to tackle gender related bullying in schools, colleges and Universities across the UK. Do you think she can do it? Wanna support her and the Stop Our Silence Campaign? Simply complete this form.
Photo taken by Angella Dee at the the GI’s Anatomy Private View
Embry and Skip
Embry has been a member of Gendered Intelligence for a number of years and his Dad Skip has been incredibly supportive - both of Embry and of Gendered Intelligence. Embry and Skip will both be taking part in the sponsored silence as they are keen to show their support and raise awareness. As well as attending the GI Youth Group, Embry is currently accessing the mentoring scheme, where Gendered Intelligence works one to one with a young trans person within their educational setting. Embry has also been a participant in the GI’s Anatomy project and the Who Am I? - Hacking into the Science Museum Project (watch this space).
If you would like to sponsor Embry and Skip, as part of the Stop Our Silence Campaign, simply complete this form.
Gendered Intelligence Volunteering Scheme (GIVS) offers an opportunity for any person or any gender to get involved in the work carried out at Gendered Intelligence. Our volunteers at GI have been working hard to get the sponsored silence up and running. K.J.Gallon is a volunteer at GI and is taking part in the 24 hour silence. To sponsor K.J. Gallon simply complete thisform.
How about you? Do you have what it takes to be silent for 24 hours and want to take part?
If you are up for the challenge and think you can raise funds for this important and much needed cause just complete this form and encourage your friends, colleagues and family to sponsor you. All you need to do is:
1. Choose the 24 hour period you will be silent in Anti-bullying Week, from the 18th to 23rd November 2013.
2. Let us know by completing this form: http://genderedintelligence.wordpress.com/take-part/
3. Ask your friends to sponsor you by going on line: http://genderedintelligence.wordpress.com/sponsor/
4. They can simply make a donation on line: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/support-us/donate or you can do it old skool and collect the cash.
More information can be found here: http://genderedintelligence.wordpress.com/
Oh and one more thing - don’t forget to tweet: @GIYouthGroup #StopOurSilence
Hello. I I’m K.J. Gallon and I’m a volunteer at Gendered Intelligence. I like cheese, cows and cruet sets. Also many things that don’t begin with the letter ‘C’. I’m a Learning Mentor, Arts Therapy student and Poet. I’m also a person. I’m quite an angry person when I think about the way that gender is often policed in our society by restricting a person’s behaviour, presentation, emotional palette and sometimes, unfortunately, safety. Imagine the worst thing possible that one person could do to another because of their gender. Whatever it is you’re thinking of, you’re right and it is happening in this this country in 2013. I’ve lived through my ‘worst thing’. On behalf of myself and others, I’m outraged at what we humans can do to each other. I’m also quite an optimistic person and as such I am awed at what we humans can do for each other… which brings me on to this Stop Our Silence idea…
I believe that equality is good for everybody and that, whether or not we identify as trans, social expectations of gender touch the lives of all of us. That includes you. And your kids, if you have any. And that person next to you on the bus. And your nan. And anyone you’ve ever googled. Or ever will. This is why I will be silent for 24 hours and lend my support to the Stop Our Silence campaign. It’s also why I respectfully request that you consider joining in too.
When: Saturday 26th October, 2-5pm
Where: The Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
We are inviting any young trans person who wishes to attend a chance to take part in our Who am I? Hacking into the Science Museum Project. This transgender heritage project will enable 15 trans people (ages 13-25) to learn about their heritage in relation to a history of medical science.
We will spend the afternoon considering historical medical records in relation to transgender experiences as well as talking about the Who am I? gallery and our hacking project.
Let us know you’re coming by COMPLETING THIS FORM
All travel will be reimbursed. We hope to see you there!
When: Tuesday 8th October
5.30pm - 6.30pm (steering group)
6.30 - 8.30pm (youth session)
Where:Tavistock Centre, Swiss Cottage. (Map)
From 5.30 - 6.30pm we will be running our new youth steering group, where everyone is welcome to attend. The hour will be run by young trans people and is an opportunity for our members to plan sessions and activities. We will chat about how the session will run and also we need to start planning our Christmas Party.
From 6.30 - 8.30pm all are welcome. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to share experience. We also promise some social time and some light refreshments. We want the Tuesday nights to be a space for young people to share their experiences and have a chance to ask questions. We also recognise that trans youth want to hear more about particular topics so this is your opportunity to get involved. As part of a research project, Matt Bristow, a Trainee Clinical Psychologist has created a website for young people aged 13 to 17 with a minority sexual identity (e.g. lesbian, gay, bi, queer). He will be coming in and talking a bit about it.
So if it’s your first time at Gendered Intelligence or if you are part of the furniture you are welcome to join us.
Travel bursaries for up to £7 per person is offered to all attendees.
When: Tuesday 14th May, 5.45 - 8PM
Where: The Tavistock Centre, London, NW3 5BA (Map) Nearest tube: Swiss Cottage / Finchley Road
For our next Tuesday youth session, we’ll be having a discussion on families. This will be a chance to reflect on our SOFFA session on the 27th April, as well as an opportunity to share strategies on negotiating relationships with our families as young trans people.
They’ll be a chance to ask questions, meet other young trans people and socialise. Light refreshments will be provided. Travel bursaries of up to £7 will be provided with a receipt.
We won’t be having a session on Saturday 30th March as it’s the bank holiday weekend. We’ll instead be having a trip to see Ajamu’s exhibition, ’FIERCE’ - Portraits of young, Black, LGBTQ people,on April 5th.
When: Friday April 5th, 2pm - 4pm
Where: Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall…
Remember to let us know if you want to come to this on Friday! We can pay your travel expenses up to £7.