Gender Creative Village

Gender Creative Village

Cecilia (C3) Grugan of The Ariel Series (@thearielseries)*

Details & Online Registration

Program information

Friday, May 26 at 4pm ET to Sunday, May 28 at noon ET

Facilitator: Cecilia (C3) Grugan of The Ariel Series (@thearielseries)*

Co-facilitator: TBD

Cost: $350 per person, $600 for family

The cost includes the programming, overnight accommodations, and meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. 

A weekend retreat program for families, parents, caregivers, friends, and community members to gather, share, and learn how to provide spaces for our children and youth to be raised gender creatively. 

This retreat gathering is designed to bring together folks who already practiced, currently practice, or wish to practice raising youth gender creatively, gender openly, or gender fluidly. Through group facilitations, presentations, and activities, we will discuss and discover ways of fostering gender equality, providing freedom to express oneself, and prioritizing individuality. As a child grows, we have yet to learn who they are. In raising them gender creatively, we may introduce and encourage youth to have autonomy in exploring the gender spectrum. As a gender creative village, we can discover and devise ways that allow our youth to lead the way, trusting they know what is best for them. 

One does not need to be a parent or parent-to-be to participate. All who participate or are interested in gender creativity are welcome. All members of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome as well.


Cecilia (C3) Grugan (they/them) is a Deaf, queer, and trans non-binary author, content creator, and human rights activist. C3 is a parent to a hearing toddler, Peri (they/them), with whom C3 raises gender creatively alongside their partner, Maya (she/they), who is also Deaf. As a family, they focus on promoting gender equality and freedom of self-expression. As a family, you’ll often find them exploring new local joints or jet-setting across the country in pursuit of new adventures. You’ll also find them communicating to one another in American Sign Language. They share the many facets of their family story online via @thearielseries and


Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C is a parent, author, trainer, and speaker. Tavi has worked with children and their families for two decades. They have experienced their own journey related to gender and have worked as a therapist for many years with gender expansive people of all ages.  Whenever possible (a challenge with a toddler), Tavi likes to read, dance, hike in the woods, grow food and medicines, travel, play their drum kit and hand drum, hug their elders, and eat.

Rebecca Minor, MSW, LICSW is a queer, femme, Jewish, clinician, consultant, and educator specializing in the intersection of trauma, gender, and sexuality. As a Gender Specialist, Rebecca partners with trans and gender nonconforming youth through their journey of becoming, and is a guide to their parents in affirming it. Rebecca is an advocate for gender creative parenting and offers parent coaching to support caregivers. Rebecca is part time faculty at Boston University School of Social work and always works through a lens that is trauma-informed and resilience-oriented. In addition to her clinical work, Rebecca has provided cultural competency training and consultation to organizations, schools, and businesses for the past decade.

More information on presenters coming soon.

Registration deadline: May 15, 2023

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