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The Trans+@Workplacepride community invites you to: “Gender Euphoria: What is Trans Joy?”

March 30 @ 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

To bring extra attention to the International Transgender Day of visibility on March 31, the Trans+@Workplacepride Community, is organizing together with the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences part of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam the hybrid workshop.

                                     – “Gender Euphoria: What is Trans Joy?”-

Has it occurred to you that so much attention on the trans+ experience in the media is focused on the negative aspects? Not only is it evident from the term “gender dysphoria”, which carries the negative dys- prefix, as is it emphasised by the medical community, pop culture, or academia. 

Whilst it is true that that focus is needed to bring attention to and help with pressing issues, the risk is that the community might let itself be defined by this negative sentiment. However, for many there is a lot of joy in truly living as yourself. A more appropriate term describing this positive forward-looking view would be gender euphoria. 

For the trans+ community, this can come from bodily experience, physical presentation, social relationships, inclusion, as well as cultural representation, similar to cis people’s affirmation of their identities.

In order to introduce and discuss this topic from various perspectives, several panellists are invited:

  • Sophie Jeckmans (she/her) – PO&CL at ING / Trans woman / Lead Trans+@Workplacepride Community
  • Dylan Drenk (he/him) – Psychologist, Psychosocial Expert, and PhD Candidate
  • 1 to 2 more Panellists Forthcoming
  • (Moderator) Savannah Fischer(she/her) – VP Europe, Fischer Solutions / Trans woman

Address :   Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University
                  Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam 

Location :   Campus Woudestein —  Van der Goot building

Date :     30 March 2023
Time :     16:00 – 17:30 – Followed by bites & drinks

Attendees :    Workplace Pride Members only
Registration closes on Friday, March 23rd.
Trans+@WorkplacePride & Erasmus University are looking forward to welcoming you on March 30th.