For over a decade, Rebecca Kling has traveled the country conducting workshops and seminars on the importance of storytelling as activism, how to effectively advocate for change, and on transgender and LGBTQ identity.
Rebecca works with professional organizations, schools, policy groups, families and communities. Her goal is to foster understanding, increase social acceptance of trans people, and enlist support for pro-transgender policies.
Rebecca is committed to helping communities understand the role they can play in contributing to a better society, and is determined to give them the tools they need to affect change.
Rebecca's workshops dive into a variety of topics relating to gender identity.
She speaks on inclusive communities, thoughtful uses of language, respectful behavior, support strategies for trans allies, the importance of narrative, authentic representation, and matters pertaining to public policy.
Her interactive sessions are thoughtful, funny, and engaging. It is her goal to inspire action, and to leave attendees empowered and energized.
OPENING DOORS, OPENING MINDS
WHAT'S THE STORY
THE IMPORTANCE OF NARRATIVE
Rebecca believes stories create understanding.
We use them to learn about moments in history, to learn about each other, and of course to teach, through fables and morality tales.
That is why storytelling and narrative play such an integral role in Rebecca's educational work. Data and figures can be powerful, but story has the power to humanize. It allows people from different communities to empathize with one another, gain understanding, and transform abstract issues into something concrete and meaningful.
As an advocate for transgender rights, Rebecca knows there are few tools more powerful, and more connecting, than our stories.
Stories inspire change, spur action, and shape our futures.