Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Self Worth

This week we are talking about self worth! What does a journey towards self worth look like? Where are places we can find worth within ourselves? What do we have agency over in order to increase our self worth or self esteem? What is the difference between self worth, self esteem, self respect, self confidence, and dignity? Are there any others self perceptions? Are there some journey's which are easier than others? In a world that often wants to deny that alternative gender experiences even exist, how do we navigate self worth? These kind of questions and more are the things we will be tackling this week.

silly question: "what is one picture you have created, by camera or art supplies, that you would frame on your wall? Alternatively what is a social media post you would frame?"
Wednesday, February 1st, 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!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Making Our Own Community Care Documents

There are many different reasons to write up a community care document. Maybe you are tired of people around you suggesting the same tired refrain's of "just eat well and exercise" and want to write down what kind of suggestions you are actually looking for. Maybe there is a disconnect between what needs to be done and what you can get done on your own. Maybe there are some instances when communication gets difficult and you need to have something written down already to hand a person without having to think very hard.

Whatever the case may be, we will be having a workshop to help all of us come up with a framework and rough sketch of our own community care needs. No need to share with one another if we don't want to. We will all be on our own journey's figuring out what this document will be for, who the document will be for, and what kind of stuff we should put into the document. Come with some means of taking notes (and please bring extra writing utensils if you have them. Some paper will be provided)

The silly question is: "Who is a character or universe you will often imagine yourself in?"
Wednesday, January 25th, 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!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Asking for help

Often when the world feels overwhelming and having to add even the smallest of responsibilities becomes near impossible we can forget that others might not feel this way. We forget that there might be someone out there not just willing to help, but eager to do so. We forget that our friends might have different access to resources than ourselves and might be willing to share those resources. This week we talk about asking for help. How to do so. When to do so. Strategies we may have. Let's share the insights we have learned with each other. Here will be our first step in our asking for help journey.

The silly question is: "Imagine you are being rewarded with a cool sticker. What did you do this week to get the sticker?"
Wednesday, January 11th, 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, January 4, 2017

Being Closeted and Coming Out

Today we're going to talk about being "in the closet" and how it might and might not apply to our personal experiences. We can share how we decide whether or not it is best for us to disclose certain parts of our identity, and what informs that decision. We also can go over how refraining from disclosure can impact our professional and personal lives. 

The silly question for tonight is "What's the best hiding spot where you live?"


Wednesday,  January 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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!

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