Why is Gender Identity so Important?

Treat everyone with dignity and respect asks Rikki Arundel

This talk, published on 25 Feb 2015, was given at a TEDx event using the TEDx Talks conference format but independently organized by a local community.

  • Why is my Gender Identity so important? Think for a moment about how you might describe someone.
  • Now what if you didn’t know their
    gender?

    • How would that change your description?
    • How would it change their identity?

Rikki Arundel takes us on a journey into the world between genders to explore how we can break from the prison of gender identity.

More Information

  • In 2002, after a life long struggle with her gender identity, Rikki Arundel decided to change her gender, a decision that brought her successful speaking career in financial services technology to an abrupt halt. Faced with considerable discrimination, she changed her field of expertise, completing a masters degree in Gender Research at Hull University and establishing herself as a diversity expert. She has spent the past decade delivering transgender awareness and other gender related training to mostly public sector organisations, and developing her website: GenderShift.
  • DES studies on gender identity and psychological health.
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