Do Something Identity(ies) Conference
Friday, May 13, 2022
Registration is Closed
Welcome to the inaugural DSI conference, an international virtual conference that centers and celebrates the most erased realities in the LGBTQIATS+ community.
All presentations, panels, lectures, education sessions, and more are presented exclusively by folx who are trans / non binary and/or another non cis identity ; many of the presenters also hold other historically excluded identity(ies) in terms of race, ability, and more. Additionally, everyone who is part of organizing and facilitating the conference are paid for their labor – we are focused on creating a conference that reflects the world we want to live in.
Our hope for the DSI Conference is to broaden the perspective of attendees by highlighting realities that differ from their own experiences. The intention of the conference is to center trans / non binary and many more non cis identities’ realities and educate the world on affirming care.
We invite you to explore more about the conference by selecting one of the boxes below and to join us in May to learn to think outside of the framework of privilege ingrained in our society and healthcare system.
About the Conference
While our presenters come from different countries and continents and varying types of work/professions, they each are sharing their knowledge and passions from their own unique perspectives. Presentations will push attendees to think outside of the cis gender, heterosexual, white passing, able-bodied, and many more privileged identity(ies) framework, and will show that members of our community are not a monolith and need spaces that are truly affirming regardless of the different identity(ies) one holds.
Our conference is striving to teach on a wide variety of topics relating to the trans / non binary , non-cis, and queer communities. Presentations are centered around the perspectives and experiences of our community and highlighting the individual knowledge, expertise, and experiences of our speakers. Even though there may be some overlap in topics between presentations, we encourage you to attend as many sessions as possible because our community is not a monolith and to embrace true diversity by learning from many individual experiences.
Presentation Areas and Topics
In this discussion Arya makes a case for decolonisation as a way to achieve bodily autonomy, gender equality and recognition for transgender people.
In this interactive presentation, Asa Splinter shares their personal story about how they fully recovered from an eating disorder; why food should not be seen as fuel or the enemy; and what is needed to make peace with your body.
This presentation will focus on queer identity and exploring the coming out process through song lyrics by queer artists.
In this course, Cadyn Cathers, PsyD explores how psychotherapists can offer prevention and intervention to reduce gender minority stress experienced by their trans or nonbinary clients.
Come and learn about where trans people are in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures and other ancient texts. Masha will be presenting peer-reviewed material that represents a very controversial and uncomfortable viewpoint to our detractors.
A collage-based Mental Health Workshop where participants will focus on visualizing a part of ourselves that feels difficult to sit with and learning skills to follow our intuition to ground ourselves.
Don’t Shame Me is a presentation focused on how clinicians and professionals can better support those who identify as ND, LGBTQIA+, and those who have alternative lifestyles, specifically in mental health and medical settings. LGBTQIA+, and those who have alternative lifestyles, specifically in mental health and medical settings.
The presentation will distinguish and define pronouns and neopronouns. A brief general history of neopronouns will be provided. Then I will elaborate on some commonly used neopronouns, explaining how to use and say each one and giving examples of each neopronoun in popular culture today.
Do Something: Trans & Non Binary Identities is a documentary created only by trans and/or non binary people.
In graduate school many of us learned therapeutic interventions to support folks in the dominant identities, culturals, relationships, and family structures. There are ways to shift language, navigate dynamics, and celebrate the queerness in therapy. Queerness shows up through politics, gender, relationship dynamics and sexuality. This is an introduction to what queering therapy can look like.
Ableism is any type of discrimination or bias against disability. In this training, attendees will learn about how to engage in allyship for individuals with disabilities. Attendees will learn practical examples of how to use anti-ableist language, how to avoid objectifying disabled individuals, and how to create safe spaces for people in the disability community.
Through this discussion/workshop, participants will learn about the history of trans negativity as it relates to anti-Blackness and fat stigma, explore the impact of oppression and microaggressions on internalized trans-negativity, and explore radical healing through a liberation framework, particularly through self-compassion & shame resilience work.
This workshop provides licensed mental health professionals with tools on how to assess & write a letter for a trans/ non binary/ non-conforming & many more non cis clients for surgery/ hormone/ name change/ gender marker change and more in one session.