“I learned to go slow, to ask first...to know that I can’t use labels without asking.”
Jean shares experiences from his role as a therapist working with youth and families around gender and other intersecting identities. He notes that he is always learning, and reflects on what he wishes everyone would learn about gender, from an early age.
“Just that simple distinction -- biological sex is not gender and vice-versa -- is something that I hope would be taught everywhere.”
Mental health, medical and other professionals who work with youth and families can connect and share your strategies for success in the Gender Spectrum Lounge and build their skills through our professional development services.