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August 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 10, 2020
Join us on Zoom to explore communication skills, conflict management, creatively navigate connections and of course build community!
Open to anyone in California who is 18+ and identifies as Trans, GNC, or LGBTQ.
Earn $10 every session you attended and $100 after completing the post survey.
What was the experience of running through the series like?
I honestly looked forward to each week’s session! After each session, I felt like I had learned new things about myself and interacting with others. It was very validating, rewarding, and honestly therapeutic, to be seen, heard, and to learn in a situation where my whole identity was being acknowledged. I felt like I was gaining a lot of valuable knowledge, while being totally respected as an individual and in my identity. I feel that Xochitlquetzal did a great job facilitating these sessions, especially online; it is difficult to make people feel included via online sessions, but I felt that Xochitlquetzal acknowledged everyone’s thoughts and feelings, and did very well at including everyone who wanted to input during discussions. Xochitlquetzal also did a great job of accountability when they made a mistake, which was very refreshing to see from a leader, especially in a health/communication environment.
What was the initial draw?
I was very interested to see what the sessions might be composed of, and how they would be run via Zoom. I was very excited to be a part of a study that would help improve the healthcare experience of other marginalized individuals.
What have been some key takeaway(s)?
I learnt a lot about myself (how I act in a conflict, why, what may be causing those reactions), how others might act/react and why, how to successfully navigate difficult conflicts (remove yourself if conflict is unresolvable, or what options there are to resolve the conflict), how to be a better communicator, how to be a better listener. All extremely valuable skills.
Would you recommended this series and why?
I would 100% recommend this series. I learned a lot of new things, about myself, other people, human relationships, conflict-resolution, from an interpersonal perspective and from a more technical perspective. It was really interesting and valuable experience for me. I feel honoured to have participated. Xochitlquetzal is a truly wonderful teacher.