Shaping Parenthood - Ten Oaks Project

Shaping Parenthood

After months of dreaming, planning, and collecting feedback from our communities, we are partnering with Kind and launching a new project called Shaping Parenthood, a discussion group for 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Ottawa to explore and reflect on the possibilities, challenges, and appreciation of queering family-making and child-raising!

Our hope is to support reflection and connection to resources for both the planning (“how to…”) and puzzling (“how come…”) aspects of parenting and building family which reflects people’s values while exploring the intersections of parenting and social justice.

discussion group

On the second Wednesday of each month, Shaping Parenthood will offer a space to talk, connect, share, and learn about a specific topic related to shaping 2SLGBTQ+ families. Unless otherwise specified, meetings are open to everyone and run from 7:00-9:30 PM. Locations will be posted on the Facebook event pages.

November 13, 2019 – Paths to Parenthood for Trans and Gender Diverse Parents

What’s it like to negotiate fertility clinics as a trans / gender diverse person? How could pregnancy affect a trans man? How do you deal with dysphoria and body changes related to pregnancy and chest-feeding? What fertility preservation supports might you explore before starting medical transition?

This workshop will focus on some of the paths to parenthood for trans and gender diverse people, and will include personal stories and practice advice from a diverse panel of speakers.