THE INCLUSION INITIATIVETranslating Gender on Women's College Campuses
The Inclusion Initiative originated in 2006 as a project developed by co-founder Shannon Sennott while attending the Smith School for Social Work. Shannon became aware that no women's college offered anti-discrimination rights or protective policies for trans and/or gender non-conforming individuals either currently attending or wanting to attend a women's college. Translate's Inclusion Initiative has created a training curriculum that engages practical, theoretical and therapeutic approaches to mediation between students and administrators/faculty/staff. The curriculum is developed to relieve trans and/or gender non-conforming students of their roles as primary educators, allowing them to focus on academics and personal growth; however, current students are encouraged to work with Translate to run workshops for their schools.
The Inclusion Initiative offers schools supportive frameworks, workshops and individually-tailored policy guidelines for creating an accountable campus environment for trans and/or gender non-conforming individuals. Critical to the philosophy of The Inclusion Initiative is the invitation for conversations about trans(gender) experiences as they parallel the experience of going to a women's college, and exploring how these experiences may be separate knowledge(s) but are not separate from one another.
To bring Translate to your school, please email us at for more information.
THE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTA Multimedia Narrative Expression of Trans and/or Gender Non-conforming Experiences
The Partnership Project seeks to uncover and give language to the profound relationship between partnership and trans and/or gender non-conforming identities. As submissions and contributions are compiled, Translate will create an edited anthology/collection of multimedia work to be published that explicitly details, chronicles, and illuminates the emotions and internal processes of those who are both partnered with trans and/or gender non-conforming persons and also those people who are trans and/or gender non-conforming and are, or have been, a partner to others.
To submit to The Partnership Project, please email for more information.
The Dating Game/Living Genders: the embodiment of Self in gender non-conforming people
This experiential group workshop explores the connections among gender identity, biological sex, and sexuality in an effort to unravel the complexities and meanings of "Embodiment" and the language(s) we use to define a Self.
Translating the Gender Landscape: Creating Awareness and Activism
How do you gender yourself and others? This workshop investigates the gender landscape through informative conversation and an introductory deconstruction of interlocking forms of systemic oppression. Leave with tools to create change within your community!