Female to Myself: Reflections of Being Transgender in the Social Services

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25OneCommunity Ottawa

251 Bank St

Ottawa, ON K2P 1X2

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The Ten Oaks Project has generously donated the space for this workshop. They are a non-profit organization that engages and connects children and youth from 2SLGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities through summer camp programs, and you can find out more on their website: www.tenoaksproject.org

The presentation and conversation with Behc and Cara is relevant for professionals working with or supporting children, youth, and young adults.

Social Workers, Counsellors, Therapists, Youth Workers, Educators, Parents, Guardians, Care Givers, Adult Allies

Female to Myself: Reflections of Being Transgender in the Social Services

In Female to Myself, Behc Jax-Lynx shares their vulnerable and authentic personal story of exploring their gender identity and gender expression while working within social service organizations over the past 15 years. Behc discusses the complexities, heartbreaks, and resiliency of being the ‘transgender patient’ while simultaneously being the ‘transgender professional’ throughout a period of expansive learning and growth. This autobiographical presentation weaves the past into the present while exposing gender stereotypes and casting light on the gendering of space. Behc offers rich reflections on the current issues facing transgender and non-binary children, youth, and young adults who are navigating gender affirming health care and social supports. Behc’s talk will close with a summary of their vision for a more sustainable and healthy future within professional and client relationships.

Reflective conversation and Q & A facilitated by Cara Tierney

Raised in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Cara Tierney (pronouns they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work questions the role of gender and its relationship to the material body. Tierney is a current PhD student in the Institution for Comparative Studies in Literature, Arts, and Culture at Carleton University and teaches History and Theory of Art at the University of Ottawa.

Date: Wednesday April 24th

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Location: 2nd Floor, 251 Bank Street, 25OneCommunity Ottawa 25OneCommunity fosters an environment of interaction and collaboration for social change, where people can connect with like-minded network of creative thinkers and innovators while increasing visibility, influence and effectiveness.

Accessibility: Physically accessible space with an elevator to the second floor and all-gender accessible washrooms.

Cost: $30.00

Pre-registration and payment is available through Eventbrite.

Day of registration and payment will be available at the event beginning 12:30pm.


I acknowledge that I work and live on unceded Algonquin land, land that was never given up and never surrendered. My workshops, presentations, and events take place on land that I reside on as a visitor, guest and settler. I thank you for allowing me to be a guest on your land.

Holding my trans, two spirit, and gender diverse communities in thought - I send love, care, honor, and pay respect to those who came before me, to those who are not with me today and to those who will follow in the future. It is our gender diverse beings who have set up my road map, guidance, and grounding which enables me to be able to work, create, and speak in public spaces.


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