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2018 Gender Odyssey

June 21–24, 2018

Los Angeles, California

Create Visibility and Acceptance through Writing

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 8:30 AM–10:00 AM PDT
Workshop Description

Resolve conflict, demonstrate acceptance, and create visibility within and among your community by using the written word as the vehicle. Whether it's a letter to your child, a public blog post, an op-ed, or a diary entry, words are full of impact and power. They can educate, advocate, celebrate, and connect us to one another. This interactive workshop allows attendees to participate as fully as they're able and then share their writing (optionally) within the safe space of the group.

Conference Track


Primary Contact

Roz Gould Keith, Stand with Trans, founder and President

Workshop Presenters

Roz Gould Keith, Stand with Trans, founder and President
Presenter Bio

Roz Keith has spent the past four years serving transgender youth and their families in numerous capacities. She is the founder of Stand with Trans; creator of Ally Moms; facilitator of a parent support group; community event organizer; and speaker. Most recently, Roz was enrolled in the 2017 Diversity Champion Honor Roll of the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force. Roz resides in Michigan with her transgender son, cis daughter, supportive husband, and adorable dog, Primrose.

Janna Barkin, Stand with Trans/Ally Moms
Presenter Bio

Janna Barkin and her husband Gabriel live in Marin County, California. Together they’ve raised three children—their youngest is transgender. A lifelong learner, Janna loves experiencing new things and giving back to the community. She has worked as a preschool teacher/director and a certified childbirth educator, and currently teaches yoga. Janna started and co-facilitates a support group for parents and caregivers of transgender children. She is a member of Ally Moms, and recently published author of the book He's Always Been My Son.