An important question we should all ask ourselves is how did we learn our gender? Gender is different from our sex. Sex is biological. We are born male or female through our chromosomes, hormones, and sex organs. Do not be fooled: our biological sex does not define our gender or how we identify in the world. Gender is social constructed through roles, behaviors, and activities that society considers appropriate for males and females. These roles define what is masculine and what is feminine. Through these roles and expectations we begin to gender-type individuals to fit into these gender roles according to their sex. Surprisingly, gender identity can span beyond the binary of being male or female. Gender identity stands up and resists against the binary when we identify as gender variant, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming. Gender non-conforming individuals declare that society’s views of masculinity and femininity do not fit them and how they want to express themselves. Gender nonconformity punctuates ambiguity and fluidity in gender identity. Self-expression according to biological sex does not fit. Identifying pronouns are important for gender nonconforming persons because some identify with the pronouns of their biological sex or they continue to resist the gender binary by using neutral pronouns. Gender identity and self-expression can be the core of who we are as a person, making it essential that we allow anyone and everyone to be who they are even if it goes against the norms we have set in society.
Allison Bozovsky (she/her/hers) has an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and is interested in queer feminist theory. She identifies as gender queer and serves as our Chief Financial Officer.
501(c)(3) Application Submitted
Following our first quarter board meeting, our application for charitable status from the IRS was submitted. Once approved, all donations made to our organization from our date of incorporation forward will be tax deductible.
MyTransitionPartner Under Review
The board has appointed a subcommittee of the executive committee to review the foundation’s programs. Currently, the program review subcommittee is conducting a page-by-page review of MyTransitionPartner.com checking for accuracy, readability, and functioning links. Once the review process is complete, we will begin the process of appointing a program coordinator to oversee MyTransitionPartner and begin the process of advertising the program on social media.
DJC Fund Approved by Board of Trustees
The board has approved a plan submitted by the CEO forming a new program, Dignity, Justice, and Courage Fund (DJC Fund), to provide transition assistance grants to transgender individuals in the state of North Dakota. The board indicated a desire to start similar funds in other rural US states once sustainable donor bases are established.
Fundraising Coordinators : Fundraising coordinators are responsible for establishing connections in the community and raising funds for foundation programs. Answers to CFO. Looking for coordinators in: North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Social Media Coordinators: Social media coordinator are responsible for creating and posting content to various social media platforms and responding to electron communication. Answers to CVO. Location: United States.
Director of Publications: Director of publications will be responsible for overseeing the production and distribution of online and in-print publications. Answers to CEO. Location: United States.
Who We Are
Darcy Jeda Corbitt Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity promoting the health and global wellbeing of transgender, queer, and gender nonconforming individuals. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by US Federal Tax Code.
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