Illustrating Gender Affirming Health Care – Trans Care BC
Today’s gender is ….life-affirming! The team at Trans Care BC needed specific illustrations to help trans people get the care and support they need.
Trans Care BC is improving gender-affirming care
Trans Care BC supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans (transgender /2Spirit /non binary /gender creative) people across the province. Their website has multiple audiences, and needed dozens of illustrations to bring the resources, curriculum and information to life!
Here’s a few samples that focus on the person receiving care, community care and support, and resource guides.
Visual Strategic Plans and Guiding principles
At Drawing Change, we specialize in visual strategic plans – your vision, all on one page. Download an infographic we also made when TCBC began, called the Trans Care BC’s Strategic Placemat. Here you can see TCBC’s guiding principles are reflected in the illustrations as much as possible:
- gender-affirming care inclusive of non-binary identities
- accountable and transparent, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed
- person-centred care
- equitable and accessible
Illustrating the Trans Care BC Vision
Two Spirit, non-binary, and trans people are all around us. The Trans Care BC vision is a British Columbia where people of all genders are able to access gender-affirming health care, and live, work and thrive in their communities.
Drawing for TCBC is always such a gift for me as a trans person. I get to think about my communities and how they want to see themselves celebrated in these images, like male-identified people who have given birth. I draw the tiny details that celebrate the millions of ways we can express and be ourselves – especially when we have the right support and health care. And it fills me up to see the wealth of resources that TCBC is coordinating now. Some of the folks that I stumbled with through the health care system a long time ago are health practitioners now. And along with so many allies, they are changing the system one day at a time. It reminds me of how far we’ve come in BC towards more equitable access to gender-affirming care. We have a long way to go, but TCBC gives me hope.
Free online resources and courses
Thanks Trans Care BC for bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible.
If you have online curriculum, resources, or visual strategic plans to illustrate – our team of illustrators would be happy to help bring your vision to life.
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Also! Drawing Change is changing its graphic facilitation training schedule for 2020 so we can continue to host in-depth learning opportunities like this. We are hosting only one public training in 2020, featuring a smaller number of participants: registration is open now.