Episodes 57 & 58
Supporting Trans Patients with Lucas Greeff
Lucas Greeff (xe/they) is a dancer, choreographer, and circus artist in the Chicagoland area, who has done some incredible work with Joel Hall Dancers, Blue Fire Dance Collective, and Aloft Circus Arts. They also have personal experience exploring their gender identity, and going through the process of transitioning over the past several years. In this episode, Luke shares their experiences going through HRT (hormone replacement therapy), continuing their performance art work while transitioning, and we celebrate what they have gained from this process.
In the second part of this conversation, Luke talks about their experiences interacting with the healthcare system, and their thoughts on how we can better support our trans and nonbinary patients. From being mindful of making assumptions about patients’ health needs based on their gender identity or sexual orientation, to having the humility to listen and learn from our patients, there is a lot we can work on moving forward. If you are looking for a primer on how to better accommodate our gender non-conforming patient populations, this is an excellent place to start!