We’re going to take a tender and sensitive look at our relationships with food and eating, and explore ideas around how to reduce distress, hold conflicted feelings, and nourish ourselves.
TransBareAll as an organisation is rooted in the principles of body positivity, sex and intimacy, and emotional well-being. So our next retreat is going to focus on our wellbeing and will explore “Nutritional relationships”
3rd – 5th November 2023
Bookings go live at 7pm on Friday 8th September 2023
In this weekend we take a look at our relationships with food and nutrition. Often as trans people we have interesting relationships with food. As society often judges our bodies, and fat shaming is rife, we can struggle with body shame - despite our inclusive politics. Food is something we can control and we may resourcefully turn to food for solace, but not sticking to our rules can then promote anxiety. We’re going to take a tender and sensitive look at our relationships with food and eating, and explore ideas around how to reduce distress, hold conflicted feelings, and nourish ourselves.
It is open to anyone who self-identifies as being on the trans spectrum or is questioning their gender – eg. trans masculine, trans feminine, trans man, trans woman, FTM, MTF, transgender man, transgender woman, transsexual man, transsexual woman, man with a trans history, woman with trans history – and non-binary / genderqueer & agender people.
Arrival for the weekend is from 4pm onwards on the Friday with dinner being served at around 7-7.30pm.
Departure for the weekend is around 12.30-1.30pm on the Sunday, sandwiches are available to make for your journey home.
You can learn more about what our residential weekends are like here.
If you require a personal assistant to come with you who doesn’t identify as this, please talk to us. We want to do everything we can to make this accessible.
The venue is in Hathersage. It is about 10 mins walk, (if that), from the train station. There are also buses, which run from Sheffield. The cost of the retreat includes all meals and accommodation.
The accommodation consists of dorm type rooms of various sizes. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible with assist bars in the accessible bathroom. If you have any requirements you’d like to discuss with us, please get in touch with Jack – firstname.lastname@example.org
We will ask you for dietary requirements at the point of registration. Please ensure that you include detail about allergies and other dietary requirements.
Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring a personal assistant (PA) with you. We will be able to accommodate PAs. We also want to acknowledge that, depending on what type of PA relationship you have, you may want to have privacy to discuss and explore certain things without your PA present. We encourage you to let us know if this is something that you might need, so that we can make provision for your PA to step out at the right times and give you privacy without it feeling like a big deal. All of this will be confidential.
The cost of the retreat includes all meals and accommodation.
Standard Wage: £140
Low Wage: £110
Working as Personal Assistant and participating: £65
Working as Personal Assistant only: £0
If you have any difficulties meeting these costs please do let us know and we can discuss payment options with you. We do not want anyone to miss out due to financial difficulties. We are committed to offering support where available specifically for trans people of colour who wish to attend. Please get in touch to talk with us more about this.