“She,” “he,” “zhe” or “they”? Gender fluidity, transgender, cisgender, non-binary, genderqueer? Keeping up with just the preferred words to talk about someone’s gender is increasingly complicated. In Native America those descriptions are sometimes put into one term: “two-spirit.” We’ll talk about how awareness of gender fluidity is changing for Native Americans and everyone else. We are also asking how those with less-defined gender identity are finding ways to fit in.
Nazbah Tom (Navajo) – somatic practitioner
Roger Kuhn (Poarch Band of Creek Indians) – licensed psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco, a Ph.D student at the California Institute of Integral Studies and chair of the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits organization
Break Music: Wiconi (song) Primeaux & Mike (artist) Road to Peace (album)