The Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines or STRAP will hold an online event on October 17, Saturday, 2:00PM (Philippine Standard Time) titled ‘WOMEN AT WORK: A Trans Forum’.
To be streamed live on STRAP’s Facebook page, the virtual event aims to discuss how the notion of work has been redefined by Filipina trans women across various disciplines, professions, and industries. It also seeks to tell the stories of heartaches and breakthroughs of trans women in the workplace here and abroad to further push the envelope in creating a more progressive career environment where all trans women can thrive.
STRAP believes that trans women’s options and opportunities are no longer limited. Now more than ever, trans women can flourish, rise above insurmountable odds, and leave a trail in any chosen path.
The leaders of STRAPS highlight the importance of a workplace that champions diversity, equity, and inclusion where trans women are given equal opportunities to succeed just like others.
“The workplace has to be a safe space because sometimes trans women look forward to their workplaces as a possible refuge. When trans women can equally contribute equitable access, equal opportunities are the least the workplace can provide,” said Brenda Rodriguez Alegre, a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong.
Mikee Inton-Campbell, a trans academic in the Philippines also shared, “the workplace has to be diversified and trans people’s contributions to the workplace need to be highlighted.”
“Employment and livelihood should be for all, and for the marginalised LGBTQ+ people, we deserve a ‘fair go’ at this to enable us to have quality lives,” underscored Adri Pangilinan, a former fashion stylist-designer who is now based in Australia.
Get to know the inspiring movers and shakers of STRAP, and join the discussion of ‘WOMEN AT WORK: A Trans Forum’ on October 17, 2020, Saturday, 2:00PM (Philippine Standard Time) live on its F acebook page.