May 2017 - Ch Ch Ch Changes (Hathersage, Derbyshire)

With a slight Bowie theme we returned to St Micheal's in Hathersage with the theme of change on our minds. We all go through changes in our lives as we grow, mature and learn about ourselves and the world around us. For those of us who are trans, those changes can be more profound and more visible than many cis people experience. The changes that we go through are often not recognised as usual ‘rites of passage’ and we can’t always discuss, mourn or celebrate them in the same ways. Change can be great, but it can also be hard or stressful. In this retreat we looked at some of the changes we face as trans people, focussing on our identities and the way in which they may affect our relationships.