Language

Workshops with a Linguistic Twist

AGENDER TO ZE: EXPLORING TRANS* TERMINOLOGY

If you’ve ever found yourself a little lost in the jibber-jabber of gender or a bit lightheaded when it comes to new concepts, titles, definitions, and labels, then this is for you! Together we will explore concepts of self, trans* terminology, preferred pronouns (including gender-neutral options), and basic gender theory!


THAT’S WHAT ZE SAID

He? She? Ey? Ze? They? What do I say? In this workshop we’ll look at the myriad of different English pronouns in existence today, where they come from, and how to use them. We’ll talk about ways to ask for pronouns, how to respect pronoun preferences, and how to wrap your head around alternative/gender-neutral pronoun options.


ALL POINTS SOUTH: YOUR SEXUALITY COMPASS

The ever-changing vocabulary of sexuality can leave us out of breath from trying to catch up. Here we will explore basic LGB/Queer+ terminology including identity labels, concepts of self, the difference between gender and sexuality, and what we mean by the different “alphabet soup” acronyms.


QUEERIES

Did you just say “queer?” Isn’t that a “bad word?” Let’s talk about the word “queer,” it’s background, its meanings, and how it’s used. Is it better, worse, or equal to LGBT or LGBTQ or LGBTQ+ or the variety of other acronyms that exist to describe people of alternative sexualities, genders, or identities? This will be a relaxed and informal discussion about the meaning(s) that words, terms, and acronyms have and how we grant those meaning(s) power.