Category Archives: Gendered Intelligence

School Revision: Trans Inclusion in Education

School RevisionDo you want to come to Gendered Intelligence’s School Revision: Trans Inclusion in Education event?

If you are a young person who attends our youth groups or a parent or carer who will be keen to also attend, please register your interest  Be sure to let us know that you are from Gendered Intelligence (by adding that where it says ‘other’ regarding where you’re from etc.) We have 8 places left for our young members and their parents/carers. 

If you are a member of the trans community, work in education, are a journalist or work in a sector that is involved in improving school life you might also be interested in attending the day – please register your interest alongside others!

School Revision is all about starting to imagine what school life for young, trans people could look like in the future. Organised in collaboration with Juno RocheWipe Out TransphobiaGendered Intelligence and All About Trans, the day-long event will be held in a primary school and planned around the daily life of gender variant school pupils. We are inviting participants from the trans community, education sector, local authorities and the media to take part in interactive lessons and workshops throughout the day. Lessons include Biology, P.E., Design & Technology, Drama, Media Studies and more.  These will be led by trans speakers and teachers and designed as if the education environment and curriculum was inclusive of trans and non-binary people. Check out the full schedule. Participants will have the opportunity to network and take useful resources, valuable learning and practical action points away with them which will be applicable in the workplace.

Free to attend and with refreshments and lunch provided, the event is held at Lark Hall Primary School in Stockwell, south London, on Saturday 11th June from 9.30am to 4pm. Places are limited in the school so please register your interest and tell us why you’d like to take part. For more information about the event  visit our website.

#TransPupilsMatter/ #TransSchool

School Revision: Trans Inclusion in Education

School Revision: Organisers

Juno RocheWipe Out TransphobiaGendered Intelligence and All About Trans

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The Corpse Project: Gendered Intelligence

The Corpse ProjectThe Corpse Project

Trans and non-binary people are often faced with life difficulties in this overly gender binaried world. Consequently, there is little opportunity to explore how we deal with the trans and non-binary body after death.

Gendered Intelligence are looking for a small group of people who are over the age of 16 and would like to get involved.

We welcome trans people and our friends, family and allies.

It is open to people with any or no spiritual background and any opinions about the body after death.

The Corpse Project is a national research project asking ‘How can we lay our bodies to rest so they help the living and the earth?’ It is offering places to the Gendered Intelligence community to talk about trans bodies after death and to be part of its unique programme, supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Over four days in June, we will visit a crematorium, a cemetery and a funeral director, learn about rituals and make our own ‘rituals for the trans soul’. We will look at how to turn the body into compost, the pros and cons of burial and cremation, future technologies and about how various cultures through the world treat bodies in a specific and gendered way after death. This is a sensitive but interesting, universal and very urgent topic, as land for burial gets scarce and we need to protect the environment. It is also very important that our bodies are dealt with in a way which respects our identity when we are alive. We will make sure this is a creative, respectful experience for all participants. It will be thoughtful but not miserable and sometimes fun.

It will be led by Dr Sophie Churchill from The Corpse Project supported by Krishna Istha.

 The programme:

Saturday June 4th, 4pm to 7pm –  Opening Session at GI, 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP.

Friday June 10th, 10.30am to 3pm – Golders Green Crematorium and return to GI.

Monday June 13th, 10.30am to 1.30pm – Poppy’s Funerals, Tooting. (Bring lunch.)

Saturday June 18th, 2pm to  7pm – Crossbones cemetery Southwark, the cemetery for outcasts, followed by FINAL SESSION AND SHARING OF FINDINGS AND RITUALS at GI

There is no fee, but participants must attend as many sessions as they possibly can so that the group is supported and the research is completed. Your views will be treated as confidential but will feed into the national findings of The Corpse Project. Venues are basically wheelchair accessible. Please ask for more details.

E mail to book a place.

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TRANSACTING one-day writing project: Saturday 19th March 2016

TransActingFollowing the TransActing project in London in summer 2015, Gendered Intelligence are running a one-day writing workshop for trans and/ or non-binary people aged 16 and over.

Writer Jon Brittain will lead the workshop. Jon wrote Rotterdam (Theatre 503). See here for an interview where Jon talks about the play which has a trans character at the heart of it.

Jon’s one-day workshop will run 10am – 5pm on Saturday 19th March at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

The day will be structured into three parts:

  • Getting started (tips and tricks to start creating characters and scenes)

  • Re-writing (taking your first draft to the next stages)

  • What next? (getting your work read and seen)

The workshops will be about skills sharing and bringing participants’ experiences together. You’ll be talking about writing for film and theatre and to a lesser extent, television.
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Zine by GI Youth (December 2015 Edition)

Zine by GI YouthOver the past few months, the young people who come to GI youth groups have been working on a zine, and now it’s ready! Everyone who comes to a youth group from January onwards will get a free paper copy. Additional copies will be available to buy for £1. You can also download an online version for free!

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Transgender Rights Have Transformed Thanks To Amazing Brits Like These

Sarah-Ann Harris at The Huffington Post has written a great article about nine trans people and the work they are doing which means that transgender rights have transformed in recent years. Have a look here for the complete article:

The article includes pieces on people who work for two of our member organisations: Jay Stewart of Gendered Intelligence and Roberta Francis of TAGS.

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Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is PowerGendered Intelligence present Knowledge is Power  a new online resource for young trans and gender variant people, their families and those who support them. 

Over a 12 month period, we’ve gathered information and experiences from young trans, gender variant and questioning people through a series of youth sessions.

We’ve also assembled research and writing from a diverse team of Gendered Intelligence community members.

In Knowledge is Power, you’ll find answers to questions like:
How can I make a self-care plan?
How can I get referred to a gender identity service?

What gender-neutral pronouns can I use? 
As part of our Knowledge is Power project we want to provide you with lots of information, but it’s up to you to convert that into knowledge.

Knowledge is Power covers:

Trans Identities and Trans Communities
Coming out
Gender expression
General health and physical health
Mental health and trans people
Sexual health and trans people
Accessing gender care specialists
Trans people in education
Experiencing bullying
Trans people and work life
Equality and Diversity Remits

We’ll be adding new pages and resources to Knowledge is Power over time. If you know any brilliant resources that we’ve missed out, get in touch and tell us about them.

Knowledge is Power is a Big Lottery funded project.

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Stop Our Silence

Stop our silence

Take a stand against gender-based bullying with Gendered Intelligence

Sign up to Gendered Intelligence’s #StopOurSilence campaign this November to raise awareness of transphobic and gender-related bullying in schools, colleges and universities.

So many young transgender and gender non-conforming people face day to day mistreatment and cruelty because of their gender identity or expression.

Take part in a 24-hour sponsored silence and stand up for young people who cannot speak out because they are afraid of being punished or not being taken seriously.  You can choose any day between 14th and 22nd November.

The money you raise will support Gendered Intelligence’s vital work in schools and our work with young trans people.

Your silence against transphobic and gender-based bullying is the chance to tell your community that everyone should be free to express their gender identity, without fear of violence or discrimination.

To take part, fill in this form today. 


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Special Edition of GI’s BAME Youth Group for Black History Month

For Black History Month, Gendered Intelligence welcomes trans and gender variant people of colour of all ages to come along to a special edition of our BAME Youth Group.

We’ll be celebrating the lives and legacy of trans people of colour through history who have been at the forefront of trans and queer liberation. We’ll also be discussing the work of those who inspire us today and how we can create platforms to share our stories.

We have some amazing speakers lined up, including Travis Alabanza, a spoken word artist and writer, a “Black queer femme boi: living, studying, surviving and creating in London” and Daniel Fernando Diaz, an activist and campaigner on NUS Black Students’ Campaign committee. Third speaker to be confirmed.

Invite your friends and join us for an evening of powerful discussion and performance. Non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks will be served.

Please note, this is an event for trans and gender variant people of colour ONLY in order to create a safe space for sharing.

Date: Thursday 22nd October 6pm to 9pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – 62-64 Eton Avenue London NW3 3HY GB

Please register for a free ticket on Eventbrite or join our Facebook event.

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