Archive for January, 2012

  • Social Support

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    December’s “meeting” = Holiday party Join FORGE members on December 22, 2012 for a holiday social event.  In place of our regular talk-focused meeting, we will share food, casual conversation, music, and games. Please bring food or non-alcoholic beverages to share.  If you have music you would enjoy listening to, please also bring CDs, MP3 […]

  • Social Support: Exploring, Creating, and Recreating Self-Concept

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    November’s Social Support meeting Topic: Narratives: Exploring, Creating, and Recreating Self-Concept Many of us spend hundreds of hours contemplating our gender and consciously (or unconsciously) creating narratives that explain our past, current, and future gendered reality.  When narratives are shared with others, they can become immutable, resulting in a quandary of how we can change […]

  • Social Support: On Hold: Between Decision and Action

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    October social support meeting: Topic: On Hold: Between Decision and Action At times all of us have had to wait for something we really, really wanted.  Some of us are still waiting!  This often happens with regard to gender-related changes, but there are many other things that can be put “on-hold.” For some, the “hold” […]

  • Social Support: Addiction and Obsession

    • Date: January 1st, 2012
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    September’s meeting topic: Addiction and Obsession Many people struggle with addiction (alcohol, drugs, cutting, food, sex, TV +) and/or obsession (body image, facebook, negative thoughts, gender presentation, opinions of others, +).  This meeting will look at small and large ways addiction/obsession may impact our own lives, as well as the lives of our loved ones […]