Interview with “Unapologetically Sensitive” Podcast
Interview with: Unapologetically Sensitive Podcast, “Conversation with a Non-Binary HSP Therapist with Dara Hoffman-Fox.” Hosted by Patricia Young, LCSW.
Date of Release: 2/5/19 (Part One), 2/7/19 (Part Two)
Episode Length: 62 minutes (Part One), 48 minutes (Part Two)
From the host:
Part One: Dara talks about being non-binary, and the challenges with the use of language and pronouns that many non-binary persons encounter. We discuss topics that include defining “transgender,” as well as what it’s like to go through what feels like the “wrong” puberty, which can be one of the more challenging aspects of the experience of being transgender. Dara also talks about the distinction between sexual orientation and gender identity; defines “cisgender,” and why using a person’s pronouns are important. I also talk about my concern and worry about wanting to use the “right” language, and having to think SO hard because I want to be respectful, because it takes a lot of concentration to use new language.
Part Two: Dara talks about being non-binary, and the challenges with the use of language and pronouns Dara uses. Dara defines CIS gender, and we explore microaggressions (how they show up in the LGBTQ+ population, and how Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPS) may experience them on a daily basis. Dara also discusses the challenges in trying to get their gender marker changed with the DMV to reflect Dara’s non-binary status.