Karen Shiffman Lateiner, M.A., M.Ed,

Author, Gender Diversity Advocate

Free Educational Speaker in Phoenix

  • Understanding Gender Diversity

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    All around us we see the traditional concepts of gender challenged in ways they had not been in the past. Author, educator, and former mental health clinician, Karen Shiffman Lateiner, M.Ed., will take you on her personal journey as she struggled to understand the gender transition of her child at a time when transgender issues were rarely discussed. MORE >

    Her recent publication, Timeless Dance: A Story of Change and Loss, serves as a catalyst for understanding gender diversity. Through an informative presentation and interactive seminar, she will share what she has learned about gender and will discuss the societal implications and mental health issues for gender non-conforming individuals in the past, and in today’s world.
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  • Timeless Dance: A Story of Change and Loss

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Karen Shiffman Lateiner, author of TIMELESS DANCE: A STORY OF CHANGE AND LOSS, takes you on her compelling journey to understand the gender transition of her remarkable son, fully embrace the woman he becomes and, just two years later, grapple with her child’s untimely death. The author speaks frankly of her experiences of family, joy, death, grief, gender, and the power of the human spirit. MORE >

    Join her on an unusual tour of a mother’s mind as she reflects on her own history in coping with her child’s transition and death. At a time when transgender issues were still hidden, she and her family educate themselves and their communities, turning their grief to advocacy. More than a memoir, Timeless Dance stands as a biography and a primer on gender diversity. Questions and discussion are always welcomed.
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