How to Manage Gender Transition in the workplace?

How to Manage Gender Transition in the workplace?

The transition from male to female or from female to male is a demanding process in itself, both physically and mentally. When we combine this process with the workplace, things can get even more complicated. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Whether you are afab (assigned female at birth), amab (assigned male at birth), non binary, or genderqueer, it is important that you are free to express your gender identity in your workplace. The first and perhaps most important step is conversation. It is necessary to present and explain to people your gender identity, or the transition you are going through. That way, people will be able to understand you better, and thus accept you.

What is important to remember is that you do not have to have a conversation until you feel that you are fully ready for that step. Some people in your workplace may not know much about non binary, gender fluidity, or transition, so they will ask different questions. So you need to give yourself time to feel ready to give answers to them.

Keep in mind that people often make mistakes out of ignorance. This means that people can ask you questions that may offend or hurt you. Although it can be difficult to deal with, try to understand them and answer their questions. It is an opportunity to teach them, but at the same time to explain to them that certain things are not right to say or ask because that makes you feel uncomfortable.

 In addition to conversation and acceptance in the workplace, which is very important during the transition process, because support is necessary in that period, certain technical things should also be considered. One of them is a conversation with HR about updating documents. Another important thing is the use of bathrooms and other facilities.

We believe that we have helped all transitioning mtf / ftm, non binary, and genderqueer people with this advice. Remember, believe in yourself, talk, set clear boundaries, and everything will be fine.

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