Speaking for yourself means describing how you feel, how you think, and how you consider gender personally. It means describing how gender has had an impact on your life and the lives of others.
At Gender Spectrum, it is our mission to create more gender inclusive and supportive environments for all children and youth. And as part of that mission, we hope to create more and more dialogues around how gender impacts every single person.
So speak for yourself. Share your gender story. Show others the importance of discussions around gender by including your own.
Not sure where to start? Consider the following:
What does gender mean to you?
Have there been expectations placed on you because of gender? Was this as a kid, or as an adult?
If you were to describe how to be your gender to someone else, what would you say?
How do the children in your life treat gender? How have you had an impact on their gender experience?