Resources

Our Favorite Resources

There is so much to learn and understand about the vast complexity of gender identity, gender expression and biological sex. Here are some of the most frequent areas we get asked about, and in each section we provide some of the clearest resources for basic answers. While this is only a beginning, we hope it helps you on your search, and starts you on a journey of deeper empathy and understanding. 

What People Like You Are Saying About Us

Gabrielle and Linda are exceptional trainers. Linda’s attention to detail resulted in a trans and non-binary inclusion training that was specific to the needs we have as a law school. Gabrielle’s openness in sharing her own story allowed our community of faculty, staff and students to feel a sense of ease in engaging in a conversation that allowed us to learn how to be better advocates and foster an inclusive environment. Together, this team has a synergy that made a two-hour workshop feel like a chat with friends.

Danielle Boardley Director of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Transformation Journeys Worldwide is a great business partner for organizations looking to advance the importance of transgender inclusion. Gabrielle and Linda helped UPS’s LGBT & Allies BRG better understand trans people in the workplace by educating us on the importance of terminology, sharing personal stories and providing resources, all to drive a more inclusive workplace.

Susan Smidlkofer Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion UPS

My church hosted Linda and Gabrielle and it was such a professional, moving and powerful presentation, helping folks understand, in a warm and welcoming way, the challenges transgender people face. The post-event chatter was so positive participants have continued to reference the workshop.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Drakeford Senior Minister Church of the Epiphany and St. Mark

This counselors training was one of the best I have ever attended! The combination of research, information, video clips, discussion, and personal stories made the training highly engaging and effective. It was exceptionally balanced in presenting the clinical and experiential aspects of the trans person’s journey.  I highly recommend this for both clinicians and educators.

Ellen Manuel, M.Ed, EdS School Counselor Gwinnett County Public Schools

Linda and Gabrielle presented an engaging and interactive lecture at the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Conference. Their talk inspired conversation and highlighted the need for healthcare professionals to understand how to welcome trans patients. Most importantly, they gave a heartfelt presentation with persuasive and motivating evidence for why this is so important. I highly recommend Gabrielle and Linda to any organization that cares about diversity and equality.

Isabel (Izzy) Lowell, MD, MBA Director QMed: Affirming Care for the Trans Community Across the Southeast

The Business Resource Group I co-lead had the opportunity to have Gabrielle and Linda present their program “How to be a Good Trans Ally at Work and in the World” and it was wonderful. They shared helpful information outlining the experiences of trans children, youth and adults and how people in the health care field can more effectively support them. Super professional, detail-oriented and fun to work with.

Will Acosta Human Resources Business Partner Kaiser Permanente

Gabrielle Claiborne and Linda Herzer are exceptional facilitators and captivated our Atlanta Hawks employees during their trans-journey lesson at our monthly Courageous Conversations series. The stories they share are inspiring, enlightening and candid. In order to create sustainable change, you need to challenge conventional norms. This dynamic duo are helping to shape a more inclusive and loving world. Now that is living with a purpose.

Nzinga Shaw SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena

Our keynote speaker, Gabrielle Claiborne, shared her journey of “embracing her truth” with such passion and humor that attendees at our Pride Power Lunch and Learn were engaged and enlightened to be even stronger allies for our transgender colleagues.

Ashley D’Cruz ERG President Georgia Power

When Gabrielle and Linda present, the overriding feeling is that you are in capable hands. The obvious depth and breadth of their knowledge, specifically around the realities and challenges that face transgender individuals, their colleagues, and their clients, allows for an outstanding educational experience.

Orlando Bishop President Align Performance

This team reached our audience on a human/emotional level while being sensitive to our corporate environment. I highly recommend Transformation Journeys for companies seeking to grow and develop awareness of Transgender people, many of whom are employees, clients, or friends and family members of our employees.

Emily Schur Sr. Vice President, Global Talent Sun Life Financial