Stephanie Mott, LMSW

Stephanie Mott lives in Topeka, Kansas. She is employed as a Mental Health Clinician at Valeo Behavioral Healthcare.

Stephanie is the Founder/Director of the Transgender Faith Tour and President/Executive Director of Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project. She is a columnist for Liberty Press and lgbtSr, and a volunteer blogger for Huffington Post. She has published more than 100 articles about being transgender. She has provided nearly 400 workshops and presentations related to gender identity in venues from college classes to mental health centers to jails, prisons and hospitals. She is currently serving as the community liaison for transgender inmates with the Shawnee County (Kansas) Jail.

She is currently serving as the state vice-chair of Equality Kansas. In addition, she is a board member of the Topeka Chief of Police Advisory Board, Topeka Pride, and Capital City Equality Center, as well as serving on the advisory board for the Beacon Youth Group.

Her awards include the Pioneer Woman from the University of Kansas Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Kansas Stonewall Marsha P. Johnson Award for Exceptional Activism, and the Donna Love Award for Outstanding Social Work Student from Washburn University.

Presentation Overview:

Words That Work: Using Language To Advance Equality and Acceptance

We all understand the power of words. But how much time and effort do we put into understanding the effectiveness and unintended consequences of the words we use to describe the transgender journey. We must identify the barriers to transgender understanding and equality. We must have community-wide discussions about how to create a message that chips away at those barriers. This is that type of discussion.

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