Transforming Family Connections: The 'They' Thing
The second of two talks in the queerspace talks series, Trans/forming Family ConnectionsPresented by queerspace
Family interactions form the first map we have to make sense of who we are, and how we can expect to be received by the world. Many times these maps are formed through interactions and dialogues that are corrupted by misinformation, fear, and cis-hetero-centric notions of happiness.
Exploring intra and interpersonal dialogues, and the impasses that permeate many family-of-origin stories, The 'They' thing is a depiction of the narratives that often emerge when a person's existence resists familiar paradigms of gender.
Ari and Louise bring together their own intergenerational lived experiences, as well as themes that they encounter through their psychotherapeutic work with gender diverse people and their families. They are passionate about working to improve the wellbeing of queer and trans people, not only through advocating for more inclusive practice and attitudes, but through a critical reevaluation of the ways that gender is understood more broadly.
Ari Dunphy is a person whose gender is trans, between, traversing and becoming. They are also a psychotherapist, working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, couples and families.
Louise Cooper is a Counselling Psychologist, specialising in supporting trans and gender diverse adults and young people and their families. Louise has been actively involved in establishing several projects promoting the wellbeing of gender diverse youth.
Both Ari and Louise work at queerspace, Drummond Street Services. queerspace provides affirmative counselling services delivered by LGBTQIA+counsellors.
Free event but booking required.