The Clare Project is pleased to announce the launch of our new series of information booklets, written by and for the trans, non-binary and intersex (TNBI) community.
The first of the series, on ‘Self Care’ is attached to this blog post. We hope you find it interesting and useful, especially during these challenging times.
How was the booklet made?
The booklet was designed and written by me, Luka White, a freelance Training and Development Worker employed by the Clare Project.
Prior to writing, a consultation group of five community members was recruited. We asked them:
1. What does self-care mean to you?
2. What aspects of self-care might be most important to the TNBI community?
3. What sort of self-care ‘tropes’ might you not want to see in the booklet?
4. How can we make sure this booklet is as accessible/relevant as possible to the TNBI community?
Using their answers, we put together an initial draft of the booklet. We included quotes from community members, statistics from national TNBI organisations, illustrations by trans artist James Fox, and photos of TNBI people from The Gender Spectrum Collection. We then ran a second consultation to make sure that the community members felt happy with the result.
How will the booklets be available?
The booklets will be available online as a pdf on our website, and in printed format at TNBI events and local TNBI community spaces. Large Print will be available on request. We hope to make an audio version available in the future.
What topics will future booklets cover?
The next booklet topic will be an information booklet on Medical Transition.
Further booklet topics are yet to be decided but may include topics such as ‘Information for parents of TNBI adults’ and ‘Neurodiversity in the TNBI community’.
If you would like to be a part of the consultation group for this booklet, or if you have an idea for the title of a future booklet, please contact myself at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
The Clare Project is here for you. For 1-1 emotional support, you can call our helpline. Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for other ways to stay connected with us, and each other, during this time too.
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Click below to see/download the booklet: