Trans*Form Cymru is led by a Steering Group of trans* young people aged 11-25. They meet regularly and develop projects to raise awareness of gender variance among young people and professionals. Since the start of the project, the group has created a performance and short film based on their experiences, led trans awareness raising sessions with young people and practitioners and met with the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty to inform the Welsh Government Transgender Action Plan. The group has enabled trans* young people to meet and socialise with their peers, develop skills and confidence and make a real difference to the lives of others.
“This project has been an incredible experience so far. It was my first opportunity to really get to know other trans identified individuals, all of whom I now consider to be close friends. The project itself has provided us all with the opportunity to voice our concerns and hopes for young trans people in Wales, and has enabled us to develop the skills to bring about change in our communities and beyond. I myself have grown in confidence and done things I never thought I was capable of before.”
“Before I joined the group I was very alone and now I can’t say that.”
“I’m more confident and I’ve got more friends than I’ve ever had in my life. I’m now involved in something whereas before I was just sat at home.”