Our time together will be set aside to intentionally explore the societal manifestations of imposed gender roles, a primary barrier to self-actualization from a variety of perspectives. We will acknowledge the confluence of powerful change agents–such as community-based activism, scientific advancement, and the preservation of human dignity–and their ability to initiate and maintain a more gentle existence for the gender-expansive community.
Ky A. Miller, MSW, LCSW (they/them) is a non-binary social worker who provides affirming and competent, attachment/trauma-informed psychotherapy to LGBTQ+ children, teens, adults, and their families throughout Illinois and Missouri. In addition to clinical practice, Ky is the director of Community Impact at Light Source (a group therapy practice) and founder of ALIGN, an education, training, and consultation program that enhances providers’ competencies in serving LGBTQ+ clients. Ky’s social activism regarding the rights and humanity of the LGBTQ+ community spans nearly three decades. Committed to enhancing the well-being of people who belong to traditionally marginalized communities, Ky consistently participates in policy change efforts at the local and state levels to ensure gender-expansive individuals experience inclusion and celebration across the lifespan. In 2018, Ky founded the Coalition for the Advancement of Ethical Practices, which focuses on creating policies to protect youth from sexual orientation/gender identity change efforts (or “conversion therapy”).