Expanding our understanding of “safe space” for transgender youth
A recent survey of youth identifying as transgender or non-binary revealed that 78% of them felt unsafe at school, with 44% reporting having missed classes as a result. Erin Mobley’s research explores what it means to create safe and affirming spaces for these youth and what schools can do to make it happen. Her other areas of interest include community-building, affordable housing and food security.
Ms. Mobley was one of 25 finalists in the 2016 Storytellers Challenge, sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). She is pursuing her master’s degree in gender studies at Memorial University.
* Erin Mobley is one of 7 Young Innovators to Know who will be in Ottawa to meet with students, policy makers and Parliamentarians at Universities Canada`s Homecoming 2016 event on October 25.