Trans Women’s Support Group

WHat to Expect

A group for transwomen (18+) to listen, share, sip tea, and find a sisterhood of femmes supporting one another. Virtually join on Saturdays from 10-11:30am, on Zoom. Contact us to register.

Each week we start with a short grounding exercise followed by a loosely structured time of sharing led by Pippa (aka Pip, she/her). Pip’s role is to hold space, keep conversation flowing, and support the group dynamic.

This group has a $5 suggested donation.

* an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, body positive, trauma-informed space

What is an anti-racist space?

All gatherings that we host are carefully curated and heavily moderated. We resist all forms of racism, white supremacy and colonialism. See “our commitment to you” below, for the specifics on how we aim to create safer spaces.

If you have suggestions to improve or clarify our anti-racist policy, please reach out.

What is a body positive space?

All bodies are amazing, powerful, and inherently worthy of love. We affirm and celebrate the diversity of human form, size, and shape whenever we engage with our physical bodies in shared spaces. We also take into account the wide range of physical dis/ability, both visible and invisible, and strive to make our gatherings as accessible as possible.

If you have any suggestions for increased accessibility, please reach out.
** Closed captions are available for all gatherings.

What is a trauma-informed space?

We come from an understanding that trauma affects our whole person (body, mind, and emotions), and that whenever people gather together there is potential for trauma responses to be activated or triggered. Sometimes trauma affects us at the individual level, other trauma is generationally inherited, and some forms of trauma are experienced across entire populations or groups of people.

All trauma responses are natural and valid, and we hold a space that acknowledges that sometimes our nervous systems just can’t handle any more. If for any reason you feel activated or triggered during a morning meditation, we encourage you to do whatever you need in order to take care of yourself.

Check out our resources page for more about what trauma is, how to build resilience practices, ideas on what to do when activated or triggered, or to find therapists who are qualified to help.

Our commitment to you

As organizers and facilitators we commit to:
(a) stay in our lane,
(b) interrupt racism, classism, fat-phobia, misogyny, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, and all other forms of discrimination immediately,
(c) be open to being called in or called out if a member of the group feels that we have failed to maintain group safety as facilitators, and we will work to repair the situation,
(d) create and encourage opportunities for honest feedback and constructive criticism to continue to improve on our ability to offer safer spaces for support in community.

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