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I'm Presenting A Session At The Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference June 9-11


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Guest sydney

I'm honored to be presenting this year at The 15th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference June 9-11

https://www.mazzonicenter.org/trans-health/workshop/navigating-business-world-when-you-transition

I hope you all can make it to this years conference and Mazzoni Center selected me to present this year and I'm super excited about. Hope that many of you can make it this year. This will be my 3rd year and my first year presenting there.

Session Info

Friday June 10th, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Room 123

PRESENTERS

Sydney Shackelford

TRACK

Trans-feminine

Some of us live in areas with anti-discrimination laws for transgender individuals and others don’t. Regardless of those laws, navigating your business contacts and colleagues can be tricky and many times these laws don’t protect you with clients. Whether your self employed or have dozens of clients at the company you work, instead of coming out once at work, you are coming out multiple times to different people dealing with different corporate cultures. As a self employed individual in the computer software/IT world, I would like to share my experiences and have an open discussion about these issues and more.

Intended audience(s)

All transgender and non-binary individuals and allies in the business world

About the presenters

Sydney Shackelford

Sydney is MTF Trans activist and self employed in IT with her wife who’s 17 year old marriage survived transitioning and was featured in Cosmopolitan.com (http://goo.gl/bePgMy ) earlier this year. She has also been featured in local news in New Jersey (http://goo.gl/jKtxRl ) about New Jersey Trans issues.

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Congratulations Sydney. I'm sure you will do great. I'll try to make your presentation.

Hugs,

Charlize

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If I could I would i'm rarly driven to do much but since I started on my long road to the real me ive been real driven to get involved with the LGBTQ community particularly the trans community just having a hard time getting involved most of the events in my area so far I cant get to. Altho i have met a few folks I came out this weekend to a coworker and found out shes got a daughter whose trans and wants to transition to a male she just doesn't know where to start or if shes really ok with her daughter doing this I pointed her to here and Susans site and told her that if this is what her daughter wants she should start by finding a gender therapist .

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Guest Jamie61

Hi Sydney,

I would really love to attend. A number of my friends here are going. I am currently living the topic you are presenting on, so it would be interesting indeed. However my son has a graduation ceremony out west on June 10th so I cannot attend. I will be thinking about you on the 10th.

I wish you the best!

Jamie

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Knock 'em dead!! That sounds like a VERY important topic in today's situations. We do need to be in better control of our financial milieu and know how to get it to work for us instead of against us.

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Congrats Sydney, this is a wonderful topic to speak about. I love working in IT (networking), and it's far more interesting since transitioning.

Best to you

Cynthia -

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Cartwheels of joy for you Sydney!

My poor old Little Miss Butch truck is about to break 200K miles. I don't think she would even make the eastern Arizona state line, so I am with you in spirit only. Shine for us girlfriend! Hug. JodyAnn

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Guest sydney

Thank you everyone for the positive support and it's a topic that I don't think is talked about enough so I do think I'll have a some good attendance.

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Congratulations, Sydney. I may be there if my finances are able to let me.

:)

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Awesome news, Sydney. Congrats and best of luck to you. I'm sure your talk will be a smash hit.

(Can I have your autograph? :blush: )

Carolyn Marie

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