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This week we would like to bring attention to the Transgender Resource Center, a place of community and support in Second Life. The TRC is of particular importance to Shilo Ravenhurst (she/her, they/them), who has been in SL since around 2007. About a decade ago Shilo decided to change to a female avatar, and found it to be empowering and freeing. While Shilo is realistic about the aggression that trans people often face, she speaks highly of the safety that LGBTQ+ people can find in SL: “It’s an open world where you’re free to be who you want to be, to be you as you want to be seen and addressed.” The TRC holds meetings twice a week for trans and gender non-conforming individuals. The meetings on Thursdays (7PM SLT) are called “Topic Night,” where they discuss the news and current events. Cisgender allies are welcome to join this meeting and show their support. For those who are not familiar with this community, the term cisgender refers to people who identify as the gender assigned to them at birth. Shilo tells us that the Sunday meetings (11AM SLT) are “more akin to what your typical transgender meeting in real life would be, like a support group. We talk about our week, about who we are, and introduce ourselves to people if they’re new. It is typically closed to cisgender people because of the sensitive topics and such.” Safe spaces are important for many reasons, and there is a special comfort in being around people who also experience the specific challenges of certain marginalized communities. Shilo loves changing outfits and has many avatars, although the one featured in today’s video is her main avatar. Shilo says that “when you can’t present as yourself in real life, then it’s a lot easier to be who you want to be inside of this virtual world.” There are many support groups in SL, and we want to remind you that in SL you are never alone. Shilo says of her experiences inworld, “Second Life has done a lot for me. It’s where I met my partner, it’s where I met many lifelong friends. I think it’s a great place to socialize and explore with other people.” Video Production Credits: Draxtor Despres Transgender Resource Center The TRC is a safe place for Transgender people and their allies to join and talk about the issues they face. Weekly Support Groups are available. Visit in Second Life
With countless regions, parties, activities, and ways to modify your appearance, it’s safe to say that there’s always something to do in Second Life. However, it’s understandable that one might feel stuck or overwhelmed by all the choices. I don’t think I’m the only one who gets anxiety from spending 30 minutes on Netflix trying to decide what to watch. Luckily, there is a vast selection of topics under discussion in our community forums to help guide you through those moments. New Residents might have trouble looking for a specific item in the marketplace, finding the avatar that’s right for them, or understanding SL terminology that feels very natural to long term Residents. I definitely thought they were talking about cupcakes the first time I saw the term Bakes on Mesh. The main sections are People, Places and Events, Creation, Technology, Commerce, Land, and International. They cover just about everything you could imagine: machinima, land rentals, relationships, etc. For miscellaneous and support related questions, you can always go to the Answers section. And the best part is this discussion involves other Residents, all of whom were newbies at one point. I love that there is a Missed Connections section. SL is such a great place to meet people, but sometimes things get in the way the first time around and this is a great way to get a second chance at reaching out to someone. The forums are like an encyclopedia of Second Life information for those “What in the virtual world is going on?” moments, and I encourage everybody to check them out!
Lets Chat | Group Therapy Happy October 1st everyone! We welcome you to join us for our weekly Group Therapy Session "Lets Chat!" Where we all come together for one thing; "To be there for each other, no matter what we're going through, all together." You can contribute as much as you want too, share, support and make friends with one another. Only major rule, is that whats shared in this session stays in this session, it does not leave the room. Ever! For more details and to get registered please check out our website, and also come drop by! Look forward to seeing you! ♥ URL: https://tranquillitytherapyclinic.blogspot.com/p/lets-chat.html SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Casvian Caye/156/165/22
Lets Chat is a new Group Therapy Program hosted by the Owner of Tranquillity, Steffii Sugabum weekly on a Monday at 2:00 PM SLT. We're all here for one thing during this session; "To be here for each other, no matter what we maybe going through, together." For a value group therapy session lasting one hour. Where you can come and share, advise and support one an other with any topics you wish! You can contribute as much as you feel up too. Share, advise and support one another. If you are interested please come see us In-World, or visit our website below for more information and to register your attendance! We look forward to seeing you! Website/blog: https://tranquillitytherapyclinic.blogspot.com/ LM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Casvian Caye/154/162/22