REDEFINING SOFT is a 2-day healing event for masculine of center lesbian women and trans identifying men.
This event is intended to deconstruct how we show up in partnerships, discuss the importance of emotionally supporting MOC partners. The objective of the event is to challenge the community’s perception of the word “soft” and how it is used to harm and attack MOC women and trans men, basically denying their right to emotional expression or vulnerability if it somehow deviates from the expectation.
This word “soft” which we have come to use as a negative word, is the lens through which masculinity is perceived and force fed to our community and it manifests in the way MOC and trans men are handled by their partners. I believe that through community, we can better understand and heal each other.
Saturday, November 3rd 2-6 PM and Sunday, November 4th 12-4 PM
at Brooklyn Community Pride Center
DAY 1 of the event will consist of a therapeutic writing and mindfulness workshop followed by a panel discussion and talk back on the social acceptance of toxic expressions of love towards MOC and trans partners; and the policing of “softness.”
DAY 2 of this healing event will consist of an expressive art workshop, more networking, and guided meditation/affirmations.