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Self-Compassion and Shame Resilience Through a Lens of Trans Liberation

May 13, 2022 from 8:15 am to 9:15 am

Speaker: Dr. addyson tucker (they)

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 writer will offer a summary of several strategies and approaches as it relates to situations such as: navigating gender dysphoria; lack of support from family/friends; and moving through difficult periods related to various barriers, mental health struggles, and experiences of T/trauma. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appraise the relationship between trans negativity as it relates to racism and fat stigma. 
  2. Identify 2 indicators of internalized trans-negativity as it might relate to feeling ‘not ____ enough’ or ‘too much _____.’ 
  3. Discuss at least 2 components of self-compassion practice as it relates to ‘holding the hard’ without dismissing, reassuring, or fixing.

Presenter: addyson tucker, Psy.D. (they)

I’m a queer nonbinary, small fat, white person with ADHD who is highly sensitive. I specialize in working with trans & nonbinary adults as a licensed psychologist in RI & MA. 

I also provide surgery assessments, train and offer consultation to providers in trans-affirming care and conducting assessments, and offer clinical services on building self-compassion and shame resilience through a lens of racial, gender, and body liberation.




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