Trinity Pixie is a transgender activist with a background studying cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which heavily informs her activism. She is a former member of the advisory council for Secular Women, has co-written with Zinnia Jones, and contributed to LGBTI+ employee education at the Mayo Clinic. Trinity has appeared at conferences such as Secular Women Work and Skepticon, where she speaks and hosts workshops on transgender and disability issues. She is an avid gamer and manages an online community for trans feminine gamers with over 500 members.
Maintaining Safe Spaces: How to Be the "Bad Guy"
With disadvantaged groups able to connect more than ever before, many of us end up tasked with creating, maintaining, and moderating safe spaces despite having little to no real experience in the area. Moderating a space requires overcoming a number of emotional hurdles. Removing a disruptive individual who might themself benefit from the space can be one of the most difficult challenges an inexperienced moderator faces. Trinity will be sharing many examples of moderating challenges she has faced, illustrating both the importance of overcoming emotional biases in moderating, and explaining the procedures she followed to prioritize the space as a whole. Audience members are encouraged to bring scenarios from their own experience for group discussion and advice.