Genoa. A place for listening and self-training but also for psychological and legal support for a long and frequent encounter Difficult transition path. This is it ZenTrans, The new open space inside rainbow lab from Vico Gibello Intended for transgender people and their families, but not only, it is designed to become a point of orientation and training for issues related to the transgender world.
“When I started my move I didn’t have references and help, I didn’t know who to ask for advice and support – he explains Elisa Casaleggio, One of the creators of ZenaTrans – hence the need to give a point of reference to the many, many Genoese who live this reality.” This is the “heart” of the project whose aim is to give but also to receive: “A space to bring your own experience – Explains – and to ensure support for everyone, for everyone and for everyone Tota“.
Support that will also be legal and psychological: The staff, in fact, is made up of two trans women activists, Daniela Noel NS Elisa Casaleggio, by lawyer Ellaria Ghibli, A former member of the legal group of the Rainbow and Rete Lenford families, active for years in the Ligurian rainbow movements, psychologist and psychotherapist Mattia Piccinini. “We will lead a self-help group – explains the latter – which will meet once a month to discuss and support each other during the different paths each person faces. We are obviously also available to provide personal advice, as it will be necessary and required.”
But not only: One evening per month will be devoted to scientific training To face the transition process in a more conscious way, also open to families of transgender people. “This is not an organizational space, but a comprehensive – explains Ilaria Gibelli – and is the first major project to come to life in a tangible way through the large lab that is the Liguria Rainbow Format.”
The listening group and all events will be announced in the coming days on ZenaTrans’s social channels, with all the details regarding the activities of the space opening a few days after the big “missed opportunity” of the Zan Act, which is known to have stalled in the Senate. “Once again we have evidence of how difficult and complicated the path to everyone’s rights is – says Daniela – but after what happened in Rome, Our design is stronger than before“.