A conversation with Emme Porter DeWitt (Emme PDW)
AGENDER [TRANSGENDER, NON-BINARY], QUEER [DEMISEXUAL+]
56 min. Recorded on 28 August 2021.
Emme’s pronouns are they/them/theirs. They are agender and also identify as transgender, non-binary, queer and demisexual. Find out what that means to Emme in this episode.
We also talk about how we all have our own unique flavour of humanity, making sense of attractions, the importance of emotional connection, building your own blueprint for relationships, the possibilities in the term queer, being a solo advocate, how parents can build a healthy relationship with their gender-expansive kids, and getting rid of the boxes altogether.
“There is nothing happening in here. There’s just Emme. I don’t have masculine, I don’t have feminine. And if I do it’s because culture has assigned that to me, not that anything inherently within me is masculine or feminine.”
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Emme Porter DeWitt (Emme PDW) is an agender author, advocate, and authenticity coach based in Chicago, IL. They spend time advocating for state legislation that focuses on equality for the LGBTQ+ community in Illinois. In 2021, they worked as a sensitivity reader for four menstrual equity bills that passed and were signed into law, as well as an updated comprehensive sex education bill for students in Illinois and other initiatives.
Emme also developed a program to help parents navigate their coming to terms with their out gender expansive children called Gender Mindset Reset, which is currently being turned into a book. Gender Mindset Reset helps guide parents through their own gender journey to better support their gender expansive child (of any age), and is based on Emme’s experience with their own parents in navigating their coming out.
Emme enjoys working with clients on coming into their authentic selves and playing with the infinite possibilities of creating a one-of-a-kind life. Their focus on intergenerational healing and cultural context also informs their work from many angles. When Emme isn’t doingallthethings, they are hanging out with their blind, one-eyed rescue beagle named Darwin and finding the shiniest rocks on the shores of Lake Michigan, all while drinking an inordinate amount of coffee.