Nonbinary AFAB Support Group
After hearing about the lack of support for nb folks over and over again, we decided to launch a nb afab (nonbinary assigned female at birth) support group as a pilot with hopes for nb amab + nb general groups to follow pending interest.
This group will meet every Thursday for 8 weeks at Chicago Women’s Health Center from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We acknowledge that it may be triggering for some folks due to the “Women” language and that is definitely something we can unpack together if the group is interested.
This group will use a non-hierarchical framework and it is available if others are interested in implementing something similar.
We hope this is just the first of many groups like this.
Gender is a social construct that is shaped by many variables, including race. The three humans who launched this group are all white and we do not use our marginalized gender identities as excuses to deflect our internalized racism. Our hope is that people of color who want to access this group will take leadership roles if they’d like. Our vision is that after two weeks, other group members who are interested will volunteer to facilitate upcoming weeks.
Chicago Women's Health Center is wheelchair accessible.
Are you a nb amab human interested in being in a support group like this?
Please fill out the interest form!
ABOUT THE CREATORS
mare f. is a queer nonbinary person in graduate school for social work. mare wants to work with queer + trans adolescents through a trauma informed & harm reduction lens. mare values the importance of group dynamics and the support provided by sharing gender experiences and sharing of resources. mare is best friends with their kitten who is as fiesty + tender as they are.
Noam Greene is a nonbinary person who works in the church with youth and young adults. They are passionate about creating spaces for nonbinary trans folks, especially in religious settings. They have lived in 8 countries and all over the USA.
Jes Scheinpflug, LSW is a queer & nonbinary community organizer raised & based in Chicago. Their work focuses on anti-oppression education, building trans-affirming communities and confronting police violence. They enjoy sharing musings on solidarity, community, self-care & other social work-y things. Jes is an ENTJ Capricorn and thinks that pretty much explains them in a nutshell.