HERE'S THE STORY:
Scott Turner Schofield is a man who was a woman, a lesbian turned (mostly) straight guy who most people think is a gay man. He takes your labels and shreds them with a wink and a smile.
With extraordinary skill and compassion, in his workshops and presentations Schofield meets every individual exactly where they are on their knowledge of gender, biological sex, and sexuality, and facilitates their own expansion on these topics. He co-creates the conversation with each audience group, blending his expertise as a trans advocate with the pace of the conversation taking place in the room.
Schofield's brilliance lies in his ability to talk about intersectionality - the way that the topics of biological sex, gender, and sexuality are influenced by factors like race, socioeconomic status, geographical location, disability, etc. As every person experiences gender in their own way, he strives to offer a framework for looking at these topics, not a one-size-fits-all “answer” to a “problem.” And all along the participants lead, always leaving enlightened in their individual ways.
His style is light and entertaining, blending in moments of storytelling and allowing personal questions in order to engage his audience’s emotional intelligence, to seal the “hearts and minds” aspect of advocacy that is so important.
Examples of Topics
- Stories drive speeches tailored to current events and themes of conferences, graduations, community gatherings, protests and more.
- topic varies by audience: for young people; for public safety officers; for healthcare practitioners; for attorneys, etc.
Trans in the Workplace
- goes beyond 101, focusing on HR, institutional policy, and specific cultural competency modeling for all employees.
Trans in Healthcare
- training frontline staff the critical competencies for respecting gender diversity in a healthcare setting.
Trans in the Locker Room
- training frontline staff the critical competencies required to maintain a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all gym and pool users.