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Mere Abrams, MSW


 

Mere Abrams (pronouns: they/them/theirs) identifies as trans non-binary and works as a gender specialist, consultant, and trans health social worker with individuals, professionals, and organizations across the United States and in other countries. Mere works with the inMind team as a strategic planning and program consultant, helping to support and sustain community-based programs such as support groups and mentoring.

Mere received an undergraduate degree in Community-Based Research from Pitzer College, and a Master’s in Social Work from the Smith College School for Social Work.  Mere uses their personal experience and diverse professional background to educate and support individuals, organizations, and businesses seeking to better understand gender, develop programs serving transgender youth, and evaluate current practices and policies related to gender diversity and inclusion.

Mere has worked with the University of San Francisco, California, Child and Adolescent Gender Center, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Gender Spectrum, GLSEN, Advocates for Youth, Healthline Media, Frameline and many local organizations to increase understanding about gender diversity, develop resources, and provide direct support to trans/transgender and non-binary people. Mere's perspective, writing and advocacy have been featured by Yahoo!, Gap Inc., CBS News, Seventeen Magazine, OpenNotes, Genderqueer.me, The Anti-Defamation League, The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Professionals and Parents Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Youth, and Who Are You?: A Kid's Guide to Gender Identity.