Below are common health related questions that Jenn, Shafia and HIPE receive, we wanted to provide a space for easily accessible answers. If you have a question, click the box above to ask!
How can I begin to become comfortable with falling outside of the most well known gender identities(homosexual, bi)?
People at Urban identify in many ways ranging from gay, trans, bi, and straight, which means being yourself is not only "acceptable" but highly valued, as it helps to enrich our community and learn from others on how they view life. Despite Urban's progressive community, it can still be scary to acknowledge that aspect of yourself and share it with the world. Therefore, if you wish to talk about any of your feelings, questions, or fears involving gender and sexuality, there are many fantastic resources you can go to around the school, such as Kaern, the school counselor, Clarke, the Dean of Equity and Inclusion, and your health teachers, Jenn and Shafia. All these people are here to help you learn that there is no standard way for one to view sexuality and/or gender identity, which will help you understand that how you chose to define yourself is perfectly natural and it's a quality that makes you, you.