MISSION AND HISTORY
Joyful Transitions started as myself (Rhian, They/Them) spending extra money from my savings on binders from GC2B for those who needed them, with a priority for people of color and those experiencing homelessness and poverty. And that is pretty much still where we are. During COVID quarantine, I went back to school full-time to finish my Bachelor of Arts at PSU in Gender, Sexuality, and Queer studies, and wanted to get out of customer service and work for a nonprofit.
Although, I noticed that there wasn't one streamlined organization providing these services yet to those who need them in the Portland metro area. Transitional materials like binders, packers, tucking underwear, etc. can be life-saving, and those who are gender questioning should not be afraid to reach out and try new expressions and be validated as well.
Everyone has the right to a joyful transition.
Plans for Joyful Transitions PDX:
JTPDX is now a 509(a) charity, meaning we are a 501c3 Tax-exempt Organization!
Connect with vendors and attend community events
Go to 2022 Pride and have a booth!
Secure fiscal sponsorship and grants
Bring volunteers on board and interns (paid ones of course) so we can kickstart our peer outreach program!
THE MATERIALS AND NECESSITIES
Chest Binders (GC2B)
(Transguy Supply and Paxsies.com)
STPs (Stand to Pee) Devices (Transguy Supply)
Trans-Femme Products (TranscendThem)