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Transcendent Bodies: Exploring Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Bodily Autonomy Through Children's Show Steven Universe
Description: Educators and therapists who work with children are likely working with fans of Steven Universe (SU), a television show that has been revolutionary in its portrayal of LGBTQ+ content. This presentation will provide an overview of the show to help therapists and educators be informed on material that their young clients are likely watching. We will then focus on three content areas within the show: gender, sexuality, and bodily autonomy; providing handouts and suggestions for specific therapeutic interventions and lessons.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: identify how 3 major themes in the children's series Steven Universe can be used in therapeutic or educational settings.