Last week at Learning Technologies (#LT20UK) I was one of the moderators in a #barcamp session. Here are some of my reflections post-event.
I volunteered to speak about nonbinary gender identity – mine. Choosing a mixed approach, deep personal storytelling, safely fig-leafed with a helpful framework. I spoke about identifying as nonbinary and what that meant for me over time, the reactions I got because of that, the near-loss of career and the lack of data around gender identity. Sharing my own story felt risky. It was the first time I had spoken about this to more than one person, and while I’m not in the closet, I also don’t wave it in people’s faces.