Were things “better” when we were invisible? We are NOT all Caitlyn Jenners. In APA categorization we are “Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming.” The task of the Psychologist is to help us become authentic, not to fit us into the existing system. To show UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD to the client without allowing hir counter transference (If my kid came home like that, I’d kick his ass!) get in the way. Gender Identity is such a diverse area when you look beyond the gender binary and into the infinite variety of Gender Nonconforming persons blossoming forth.
By Zen Gardner
What a farce. Telling everyone “everything is under control” is perhaps the most dulling and disempowering phrase ever uttered.
My fascination with language just keeps expanding. I love looking at expressions, words, colloquialisms, so-called “sayings” and the like with fresh awakened eyes. I can’t help it. The supposed, accepted and unconscious meanings of these imposed “expressions” are what direct our minds and turn our attention.
So much of what we’ve been handed down is contorted, manipulated and eventually nestled in the collective mindset to twist our hearts away from simple truth.
How many times has this expression been used to bring seeming comfort to someone; “Don’t worry, everything’s under control.” Really? What control? Who’s controlling what? And why?
So often this is used to imply some powerful force is behind everything directing what’s going on. Remind you of anything? Yes – religion, hierarchy, and social…
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