24: Beyond The Myths: Understanding Gender Identity with Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC

My guest on the podcast this week is Dara Hoffman-Fox. Dara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and gender therapist in private practice who works with transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning individuals. She frequently serves as a resource on transgender issues for the media and is a prolific gender-identity thought leader whose articles and videos have empowered thousands worldwide. She provides educational resources through a blog (darahoffmanfox.com), YouTube channel, social media networks, trainings, and presentations, and is the author of  You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery. What you’ll hear in this episode: • Gender therapy, working with people on transgender issues • Creating a more welcoming world for people who are transgender • Helping people with their gender identity • How transgender issues touch upon most people’s lives • Why more people will start to come out with future generations • Looking at America’s history of previously oppressed groups • Creating a better society by opening up to social groups • What it means to be transgender • Why physiology and genitalia don’t specifically relate to gender • How transgender forms through discomfort of an assigned gender • The challenges and experiences people go through • Overcoming repressed feelings • Dealing with decisions on a daily basis driven by gender (e.g. Which public bathroom to use) • Why trans people don’t get to choose their gender • The transition differences between male and female • How puberty effects the transition differences • Getting support from friends and family • Q&A from listeners Resources http://darahoffmanfox.com https://www.facebook.com/darahoffmanfoxlpc http://discoveryourgenderidentity.com (Use coupon code DEPTH when checking out for 20% off) Save Save Save Save Save