Relax and rejuvenate 🙂 We’ll start with a 5 minute gender journey storytelling by one of our members and then slide into our spa day. In the main room at the Pride Center there will be materials for making your own sugar scrub, a themicure (manicure) station, plenty of games and representatives from the Academy for 5 Element Acupuncture offering information about their services . In a separate quieter room there will be 2 local massage therapists offering regular and Thai massage. Also, the family support group will be meeting with Melina as usual in a third room.
Have you been interested in beginning the process of legally changing your name or gender marker on legal documents but felt intimidated by all the paperwork? Simone Chriss, a lawyer from the Southern Legal Council (a statewide not-for-profit public interest law firm that is committed to the ideal of equal justice for all and the attainment of basic human and civil rights) will be helping us walk through all the steps. You will be able to fill out all the paperwork that day with her guidance. What you will need to fill out the paperwork are the addresses of all the places you’ve lived at – or as many as you can remember – information about any criminal history, creditors judgments against you or any debt, and how much money and assets you own.
And of course we will also have snacks and drinks as usual and begin the meeting with a fun icebreaker.
Costumes, food and games! The theme is Disney Zombie! Bring just yourself or wear a costume of your choice. We will be having a little contest at the end!
Writing your story helps you process you experiences, create clarity for future decision-making, and understand your motivations. During this Tranquility meeting, Self Narrate Inc. Is leading a workshop designed to inspire trans people and allies to craft their stories and embrace power of storytelling to connect with others. We will be working together, in groups and individually for the full 2 hour workshop starting at 7 p.m. Time allowing, individual stories can be shared at the end or you may contact Tranquility with the opportunity to share yours during a future meeting. Sharing is completely optional. We all have a great story to share.
Come join TranQuility as we host a panel discussion which seeks to provide a platform to Transpeople of color and Transpeople with disabilities to share their thoughts with the community! Being transgender can come with it’s own set of difficulties, and at this meeting we will explore how being a member of a minority group relates to individual experience with the transgender community.
*Family Support Group meeting time has changed to 7:00.
Come join TrainQuility for a social night! We will have games, play a move, and serve popcorn, snacks, and drinks! This event will be Monday, July 23 at 7-9pm at our usual HealthStreet location.
Thank you to everybody who participated in the Queer Prom! We all had a great time, and look forward to having a similar event next year. Photos of the event have been posted to TranQuility’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/alachua.tranquility/photos/
Come one, come all! Bust loose and feel free!
*Different location than usual
At the next TranQuility meeting we be discussing personal finance. Join in on our discussion about money, what it is, how to have it, and how to stop worrying about it! We will also take time to practice peaceful mindfulness with a guided meditation.
TranQuility will meet on Monday, June 4 from 7-9 PM at our HealthStreet location. Dr. Shay Caramiello, PsyD will also lead an optional family support group from 7:30-8:30.
TranQuility is proud to support members of the local transgender and queer community as well as employers who encourage members of these communities as well! On Monday, March 26 TranQuility will host a discussion about the role of gender in the workplace. We encourage potential employers to spread the word that their workplace is an inviting and encouraging place for members of the transgender and queer community.
Even if you’re not seeking a new job currently, it is likely that you or somebody you know may seek one in the future! Come join us in our discussion about gender and professionalism!