Demystifying Teen Language Around Gender Resources

From our “Demystifying Teen Language on Gender” webinar on April 5, 2022—we offer the following resources for parents and educators for understanding teen language on gender: what it represents, and why it matters to teens; and other resources for supporting trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive teens in your lives.

Webinar Recording

Please note: we are working on the best way to share the chat transcript from this webinar, as so many people requested it.

Blessing of the Children

Download our blessing card, which includes masculine, feminine, and nonbinary language from Moving Traditions’ B-Mitzvah Family Education program.

Questions I Would Like Parents to Ask About Being Gender Expansive

From Tzelem B-Mitzvah Youth Participants

  • Why are your pronouns important to you?
  • How did you realize that those were your pronouns?
  • How does that impact your identity?
  • (General care and concern questions) Are you doing okay? Are you really doing okay?
  • Do you need help/support? How can I help/support you?
  • Is there anything I can do to help make anything easier for you?
  • Is there something I should do if someone misgenders/deadnames you?
  • Do you have any resources/more information about how I can best support you?
  • What are the next steps you are thinking about and how can I help?

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Learn more about Moving Traditions’ Tzelem groups, and to find a group near you.

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