Unjudged event – A story of gender transition from the life of Cynthia Fortlage
Our Unjudged events create opportunities to hear stories from the lives of other women. By having the courage to step into these stories we increase our understanding of the breadth of human experience.
You, the listener, will be invited to listen deeply and question respectfully. And when you do, you gift the storyteller the opportunity to have their story truly heard. Together, we will build our awareness, challenge our stereotypes and prejudices, and learn to step into the shoes of others.
Each event will last 30-45 minutes, depending on the questions arising from the audience. Unjudged events will take place every other month, and will focus on the many and varied experiences of women. If you have a story that you wish to tell, please do get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cynthia Fortlage is an international award-winning LGBT+ executive, entrepreneur, and board leader. For the past 30 years, she was an information technology executive in Canada. She held various board roles including President of the Board for Rainbow Resource Center and National Board Chair for Women’s March Canada.
In 2016 Cynthia came to terms with a 46-year denial of her gender identity. She is now the founder and CEO of CAF Services, providing Gender Identity coaching for Women & 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. Cynthia helps individuals and organisations address gender diversity issues.
Cynthia has agreed to speak with us about her experiences as a transgender woman, with the aim of helping us to build our acceptance through a deeper understanding of her individual experience.