Trans-Fem* is a peer support group for anyone looking to cultivate a more femme gender expression, presentation, and/or identity. We meet for support and discussion around what it means to be on the trans-feminine spectrum. There are no requirements for transition status or presentation to attend this group.
Trans-Fem* is currently holding virtual and in-person support group meetings. In-person meetings do not require any sign-up. For more information about group or to access online meetings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org For information about our current meeting venue or their covid policies please see Q Center's website.
Group Intentions and Etiquette
Our one broad group agreement is to be kind. Some examples of what being kind might look like in a peer support group space include:
- Pausing between people speaking This helps people process and makes certain one person is done talking before another person begins. Don't be afraid of silence.
- Practicing active listening and being present When someone is done sharing feel free to take time to reflect internally on what was said, why that person might have shared it, and what you're understanding of it might be missing.
- Taking care of your needs Make accommodations and advocate for yourself if a discussion is upsetting to you. (i.e. take a break from the group space for 20 minutes to do some grounding and check in with yourself)
By thinking about and implementing these ideas as you navigate your time at Trans-Fem* you can help yourself get support and help others get effective support as well.
Zoom (online group) Tips
Please mute yourself unless talking (you can use spacebar/alt+a on a computer to unmute) to avoid background noise. A group facilitator might mute you if they hear background noise, feel free to unmute when you are ready to talk. Using the Gallery view allows you to see everyone at once.
Trans-Fem* is facilitated by members of the trans community in Portland. Contact email@example.com with questions.