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  • Writer's pictureKerri Isham

Call for Interviews!

CALL FOR INTERVIEWS! Are you part of the LGBTQIA2S+, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, gender questioning, etc. community on Vancouver Island? Ever wanted community members and service providers to better see you and your lived human experience? Have you wished they knew better how to support, interact with, and affirm you?

Nanaimo Family Life Association (NFLA) is currently developing a Sexuality and Gender Diversity Training Program for our community members, professionals, and service providers.

The key message we seek to convey is the diversity and humanity of the queer and trans community, while also highlighting the stigma and various issues we face. With this training program, we intend to provide participants with the unique opportunity to see, hear, and learn by meeting many folks within the community.

Here’s where you may come in! We plan to capture these experiences and create this training program with video interviews. This message is to invite you to contribute in whatever way you feel comfortable: in-person, an interview over Zoom or the phone, by filming yourself answering questions on your cell phone, filling out our text survey, or maybe you have an idea! For interviews, we would provide questions in advance of the interview for you to consider and reflect. Interviews are estimated to take around 15 minutes of your time. Dates and times are yet to be decided.

We recognize that it can be difficult to speak up, and appreciate that safety and confidentiality is of the utmost importance. If requested, we can blur your face, alter your voice, use a pseudonym or any other measures that you feel would ensure your safety. All participants who would take part in this training would be required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to the training program starting. If you have any further suggestions that would be necessary to meet your needs for safety and confidentiality, please let us know.

If you are interested in being a part of this exciting project, please contact Casey Brisson, Gender Journeys Facilitator at NFLA: 250-754-3331 (710) or BY MARCH 15TH. Please also share with anyone who you feel may be interested in participating.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this message, and we hope to hear from you!

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