February 2012 - Loss (Sheffield)

This was our first non residential TBA event. A chance to explore some TBA-like topics in a different setting. We were kindly offered space by Sheffield Centre for HIV and Sexual Health and people were either local or found local accommodation, meaning that we had our own space to relax between the two days. We all got together on the Saturday evening for dinner, which was a nice opportunity to get to know each other away from the session space. The aim was for people to explore what we might lose as trans people and how we feel about that and deal with it, such as loss of identity, family, body parts etc. We discussed what this felt like and what coping strategies we might use, as well as their effectiveness.