Love-archy EP14 – Gender Trauma – Alex Iantaffi

Cynthia July 7, 2024



Politics & Pursuits – Love = Shit!

Episode 14

Gender Trauma


Alex Iantaffi


Cynthia Leonard


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Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, CST-S, LMFT (they/he/lui) is an award-winning author, family therapist, WPATH certified gender specialist, AASECT certified sex therapist, Somatic ExperiencingⓇ practitioner, and clinical supervisor.
Alex is currently President of the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) and Past Chair of the Trans and Queer interest network of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
They were the recipient of the 2023 AASECT Humanitarian Award, the 2019 MAMFT Distinguished Service Award, the 2013 Twin Cities Deaf Pride Community Organization Award, the 2012 Breaking the Silence Award at the University of Minnesota, and the 2000 Best Dissertation Award from the British Educational Research Association.
Alex has researched, presented and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, relationships, and HIV.
They are a trans masculine, nonbinary, bi queer, neurodivergent, disabled, Italian immigrant who has been living on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, currently known as Minnesota (US) since 2008.
Alex is the author of “Gender Trauma: healing cultural, social, and historical gendered trauma”, which was awarded the Nautilus award (gold category) in 2022 and the AASECT Book Award for Sexuality Professionals in 2023.
They are the co-author of the books “How to Understand Your Gender: a practical guide for exploring who you are”,  “Life Isn’t Binary”, “Hell Yeah Self-Care: a Trauma-Informed Workbook”, “How To Understand Your Sexuality: a practical guide for exploring who you are” and the upcoming “How to Understand Your Relationships”, with Meg-John Barker, and editor of the upcoming “Trans and Disabled” anthology.
They also host the podcast Gender Stories.
You can find out more about them at or follow them on Instagram @xtaffi, @genderstories and @edginghearts

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