Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Substance Abuse: A Safer Space Discussion

Substance abuse is a huge issue in the trans community. Approximately 25% of trans people have an issue with substance abuse. It's important to recognize when having fun becomes dependence, when partying becomes a problem. Tonight we're going to be discussing options for recovery and living without substances, and comparing experiences.

Wednesday, February 24th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Staying in Your Lane: A Safer Space Discussion

What does "staying in one's lane" entail? How do you see yourself being an ally to a hero that you do not belong? We'd like to know how you see yourself as part of change brought on by oppressed groups speaking out.

Note: this discussion will feature a screening of Kendrick Lamar's Grammy performance and Beyoncé's 2016 Superbowl performance.

Wednesday, February 17th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
3656 N. Halsted St. 

 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Me, Myself, and I: A Safer Space discussion

Self-esteem can be really hard. Not coming from or being in a supportive environment makes it hard to develop confidence and accurately judge what makes us marginally decent  awesome. So tonight, we'll take a step back from criticizing ourselves and recognize what we have been making an effort on, how we'be directly or indirectly helped others, and what we hope to offer.

Wednesday, February 10th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor Room 202
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Heads Up: Shoes

So as a follow up to the clothing discussion, here are some websites that sell shoes gendered as feminine in harder to find sizes. All of the sizes listed are American sizes in Women's.

Alonai has shoes up to size 14, selection starts at $20, doesn't carry wide sizes

Long Tall Sallys I think Barefoot Tess is also part of them. They carry up to size 15, have some shoes in the $25-$50 range, and carry wide sizes

Payless carries super cheap shoes up to size 13, in wide. They regularly have $15 shoes, tons of sales, and I've seen it as low as $5. Not great quality, but good value if you're on a budget.

Torrid shoes run about $25, carries widespread, up to size 13. This is a good place to look for boots if you have larger calves.

Zappos carries up to size 20 ($50) but has much cheaper shoes up to size 14. They carry every width of foot, have a very specifically detailed selection options (color/design/decorative elements), and heel sizes. Definitely the biggest selection.





These last two sites have a targeted selection and seem to be more sexually oriented.

TW Cissexism, TW Drag
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Le Dame The tagline for this site is "Women's shoes in men's sizes". It was endorsed by RuPaul's drag race. They are expensive, $85+, have up to size 15, don't carry wides, and the shoes are mostly patent leather pumps. They only have a couple of styles.

Banana Shoes This is NSFW. There's lingerie and stuff for sale on this site as well. It's based in the UK, has up to US size 17, carries wides, and the cheapest price without shipping is $27.


-Co-Moderator Reynard

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dress for Success in Any Gender: A Safer Space Discussion

SMALL SCALE CLOTHING SWAP TONIGHT!!
Whatever gender we are, fashion for specific instances can be confusing. What is work appropriate? How do I go about dressing up? What cut of jeans will work best for me? How do I do this?!
Tonight, we'll help each other out while exchanging clothes. All leftover clothes will go to the Brown Elephant, proceeds to Howard Brown.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com

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