Redefining Masculinity: A Transgender Experience
Masculinity is as performative as any other gender. It is fluid, expansive and belongs to anyone who embodies it. Tiq is a transgender man who has experienced gender on many different points across the spectrum. These experiences have shaped his approach to creating his own masculinity and allowed him to interrogate the toxic notions that are attached to being a man in the world. In this presentation, Tiq shares stories of his journey of becoming a man and what he’s learned about the masculine experience and binary gender. He also looks at how race intersects with how we define gender.
Keeping It 100: Allyship Across the Margins
Being queer has emerged as an identity that is inclusive of folks who fall outside of cisgender and heteronormative ideas of how gender manifests and desire is shaped. Binary definitions of gender or sexuality are no longer sufficient in describing the experience that many people are having in the world. In this presentation Tiq discusses strategies to sustaining ally relationships and why it’s beneficial to personal and professional growth and development. Our allyship isn’t just for folks who have different gender expressions but is about finding common ground amongst the intersecting human experience.
Tiq is also able to deliver presentations alongside his wife and fellow speaker Kim Katrin Milan.