"a gender perspective that is unshakable at its core"

First in a 3 Part series, this Gender Wheel Training highlights why a fundamental shift in how we think and talk about gender is critical for us to move forward into a new world that supports, celebrates, and values everyone.

What makes this training different?


CULTIVATES an awareness of nature’s universal patterns and how they are reflected in bodies and gender throughout all realms: plants, animals, and people

DEEPENS an understanding of nature’s greatest strength: Diversity


UNEARTHS the origin and impact of gender oppression on humanity and nature

REVEALS how the colonized mindset directly affects and limits our current understanding of gender and social inequities


NURTURES embodiment as a whole human BEing in whole community, in all of nature, with the whole story

EXPANDS thinking into a new planetary mindset of continuums, connections, and interrelatedness

"When we understand Nature's timeless patterns,
we know gender and body diversity are valuable and necessary."

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"When we understand the full dynamics of gender oppression,
we know why it continues to play out AND how to interrupt it."

What's included:

Training Videos

The 6 main sections are part of a larger narrative and each lays a foundation for the next. Watching the series builds a new understanding piece by piece, while weaving everything together.

FAQ Videos

Common questions & comments assembled from our facilitated trainings, ranging in topics from religion, teachers navigating parents, dealing with pushback, gender talks in the Latinx community, and more.

Supplemental Videos

Additional videos dive deeper into Nature, Indigenous History, and US History from a nature-based gender perspective with links to further learning.

PDF Downloads

A 26 page packet is available to download with a viewing guide, key takeaways, tips, worksheets, references, and coloring pages.

What participants are saying...

Who is this training for?

This Gender Wheel training connects with nature, and addresses the impact of systemic gender oppression, providing an authentically supportive framework for education, care-giving, and healing settings.

People who have attended trainings are:

  • Educators - from early childhood to university
  • Parents
  • Clinicians
  • Healthcare providers
  • Social service workers
  • Administrators
  • Therapists and counselors
  • Care providers
  • Queer, Trans, Intersex people
  • Decolonizers of all kinds
  • Nature lovers
  • Social justice activists
  • Peacemakers

About the Trainer:

Maya Gonzalez is a Xicanx genderqueer femme with 3 decades of experience as an independent researcher with a specific focus on LGBTQ & suppressed history
Maya is also a multicultural children’s book author & illustrator, fine artist, progressive educator, and co-founder of Reflection Press, a POC, queer, & trans-owned indie press. Maya first created and published the Gender Wheel in 2010 in The Gender Now Coloring Book, which was also one of the first books to talk to kids about transgender and intersex topics.