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No Gender Left Behind

Date: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Java Joint,
Pearsons Hall

Contact: Prof. Cynthia McCown,, (608) 363-2030

Transgender performance artist Rebecca Kling will be giving a workshop and performance on her experiences next Tuesday afternoon. Here is what she says about her "Diversity and Respect" presentation:"Transgender individuals desire and deserve the same level of respect afforded to any other individual . . . my workshop offers a primer on transgender issues and experiences, plus a twenty minute storytelling performance with amps time of questions and answers throughout."

Here are some of Rebecca's thoughts on her early life:
"Growing up, I had a boy's name, boy's clothing, had my hair in a buzz cut every summer for years, wore swimming trunks to the pool or the beach, had a Bar Mitzvah, played on the boys' teams after school, changed in the boys' locker room, wore a suit and tie to important family occasions, lived in the boys' section of the dorm at college...
Looking through old photo albums, it's clear - boy, boy, boy.
I wanted a girl's name, girl's clothing, to have my hair long and flowing, to wear a girl's swimming suit, to have a Bat Mitzvah, to play on the girls' teams after school, to change in the girls' locker room, to wear skirts and dresses to important family occasions, to live in the girls' section of the dorm at college..."




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