From 28 to 30 April 2017 the fifth Trans & Bare Weekend will be held. The TBW is about feeling at home in your body. The workshops of this weekend have to do with the theme “(trans)masculinity”. This weekend is for everybody who identifies as (trans)masculine. The programme is spacious, so there is plenty of time for mutual exchange too. The TBW is accessible for wheelchair users.
** Unfortunately we had to cancel the weekend, because we couldn't find sufficient funds. **
A lot of trans people have never seen other trans people's naked bodies. Trans bodies aren't seen in (mainstream) media, unless in a medical way to show about medical procedures. We want to celebrate and build confidence around our bodies and identities.
This time the theme “connection and boundaries” has a central role in the workshops of TBW. Workshops we offer have titles like: To out or not to out yourself?, Masculinity, Self image,Off with your clothes!, Massage, and Then & Now. Besides the workshops, there is much opportunity for relaxation.
The official language of this TBW will be Dutch.
Due to the nature of the Trans & Bare Weekend we always have an eye for everyone's safety. At the beginning of the weekend we agree together on etiquette. That's how we guarantee a safe(r) environment for all participants. And we create an atmosphere where we will invite everyone to push their own personal limit (a bit). At the same time we can't emphasize often enough: no one should do anything what one doesn't want to.
We do our best to ensure that everyone who wants to participate in the TBW, is able to. Therefore, the participation fee for TBW is € 130 / € 100 / € 80, depending on your financial situation. Everyone can state what apply to themselves.
The location in the region of Nijmegen is wheelchair accessible, including appropriate toilet and shower. Other requests can be indicated on the booking form. During the weekend there is respect for individual differences, backgrounds, beliefs, etc.
Many people are (very) insecure about their bodies or find it difficult to accept their bodies. This is the same for trans people, for a number of reasons. During the Trans & Bare Weekend we work with individuals to empower, and to increase self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-acceptance.
During the weekend we provide several workshops, in a safe(r) space, in which we speak, feel, share experiences and be creative. The programme is varied to suit all tastes. In addition, the weekend naturally offers opportunity for meeting, mutual exchange and sociability as well.
The Trans & Bare Weekend is an initiative of Transman.nl and is carried out by TransMotion Foundation.