Beauty and the Butch: The Lesbian Interpreter
Recorded On: 06/23/2020
This webinar is 0.2 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) PPO and is presented at the Little/None Knowledge level.
This webinar will delve into the research done by Stephanie Ehrlich on lesbian interpreters. Specifically about the “coming out” to consumers experience. Topics of stress, appearance, coming out stages, the homosexual career, and future research will be covered. Participants will have an opportunity to compare their own experiences to the lives of those in the research.
RID is providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.
At the end of the webinar participants will be able to
1. Identify where they are within the Cass model.
2. Explain their experiences at different stages of the Cass model.
3. Compare and contrast their own experiences to the research data.
4. Identify how coming out to consumers impacts their stress levels.
5. Understand and express personal investment in the group norms for the training.
Participant will be able to connect with why group norms are important for the dynamic of the training. Hear how diverse the group’s experience with LGBTQ people and identity are. To provide an opportunity for participants to empathetically connect and reflect on the experience of having (or not having) privilege.
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Ed: K-12, M.A.
Stephanie Ehrlich, Ed: K-12, M.A. in Interpreting Studies with an emphasis in Teaching from Western Oregon University. Her thesis was written on lesbian interpreters and can be found at https://digitalcommons.wou.edu... For her internship, she taught a workshop titled “LGBTQ 101: Being a Froot Loop in a World of Cheerios”. Stephanie received her B.S. in an Interpreter Training Program at Troy University with Magna Cum Laude honors. She did her educational interpreter internship with Wichita State University and her community interpreter internship with Florida State Mental Health Hospital. She is currently working as a staff interpreter at Unified School District 261 and has been in that capacity for the past ten years. She also has been working as a Video Relay interpreter for almost four years.