As schools start thinking about a return to residential fieldtrips, I share, for the first time, some traumatic memories in order to encourage all educators who engage in fieldwork, field centers and tutors to reflect and consider the extent they create a safe environment for all children, in this case, gender non-conforming and transgender children. Content warning included.
International Transgender Day of Visibility: A ‘decolonising’ perspective
A post for TDOV2021. While the narrative around decolonising education has largely coalesced around racial inequality and movements such as Black Lives Matter, and rightly so, gender diversity intersects exceptionally strongly with it.
Census Day 2021
It's Census Day 2021! I signpost some resources and give my take on some of the questions, including giving examples of how the census has been used as a platform for protest over the years. Also highlighted is an argument from the likes of Professor Danny Dorling that the next census should come sooner.
Gender Identity in the 2021 Census
Gender Identity in the 2021 Census 2021: I reflect on this news with both a personal and a geographer's perspective. In both cases, I'm excited and somewhat relieved.
A River Called ‘Gender’
A River Called 'Gender' - a performance for Norwich Pride, supported by The Birdcage Pub.
Inspiring Geography Stories – Part 2
The final three of six #InspiringGeogStories - featuring wolves, identity and spiritualism - these will be showcased by a piece of performance poetry at the Geographical Association's Annual Conference (#GAConf19) #TeachMeet and lecture on conference Thursday (4:20pm).
Reflections on an incredible year…
Reflections on an incredible year and a personal journey. Happy Holidays to you all! Features @exploratorium, @AssignedMale, @RileyJayDennis, @gaytascience