STORYBOARDTHAT.COM Assignment Scenario
Updated: 5/27/2021
STORYBOARDTHAT.COM Assignment Scenario

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  • Hello you guys. I'm Mrs. McGrath, and you must be Ms. Welsh. I'll be your child's nurse practitioner.
  • I've been a middle school science teacher for almost 30 years now but went back into the healthcare program to learn and learn nursing again.
  •  Anyway, and you must be Richard. All right, so I'm just gonna-
  • I got this, Mom. Actually, Mrs. McGrath, my name is Robin, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I'm a girl. I was just assigned male at birth if that makes sense.
  • Not Culturally Sensitive
  • Actually, her name is-
  • My pronouns are she/her, as well.
  • Wha-what? Your pronouns are she-huh? That doesn't even make sense!
  • It doesn't say anything in your medical history about your "transness" so how can you really be sure?-
  • And what do you mean you were "assigned" male at birth but you're a girl. That's not what it says here in my file. It says you're an 11-year-old biracial male-
  • - and your name is Richard Welsh. Also, aren't you to young to know if you're trans or not?
  • I'm saying that I'm trans. I was born in the wrong body; I don't identify with the sex I was assigned at birth.
  • I know this may sound confusing, but allow me to explain-
  •  That file was supposed to be updated, but anyway, could you please stop purposefully misgendering my daughter? You're basically telling her that you know her better than she knows herself.
  • -Did you even get the operation yet? How would we know if you fully transition yet?
  • *sigh* Ma'am, please. Undergoing a gender-affirming surgery doesn't determine if I'm trans or not.
  • Ms. Walsh, why did you allow your son to choose to transition? And did he get a sex change operation yet?
  • Should I switch myself out with a male nurse instead?
  • Hey! That's not what it says here. It says your name is Richard and you're biologically male.
  • And could you please use my preferred pronouns, she/her, you're making me feel invalidated when you misgender me.
  •  Besides, every trans folks' journeys with their gender are different.
  • This is outrageous! My daughter's name is Robin, she didn't choose to transition, and she does NOT identify as a male.
  • NO!
  • so that was rude to ask since I didn't offer that kind of information.
  • No, SHE didn't have any surgery yet, if that's what you mean. A yeah, my daughter's medical history says nothing about her transness,
  • Good morning, y'all. I'm Mrs. McGrath, and you must be Ms. Welsh. I'll be your child's new nurse practitioner.
  • I've been a middle school science teacher for almost 30 years now but went back into the healthcare program to learn and practice nursing again. So hopefully I'm not too rusty *chuckles*
  •  Anyway, and you must be Richard. All right, so I'm just gonna-
  • I got this, Mom. Actually, Mrs. McGrath, my name is Robin, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I'm a girl. I was just assigned male at birth if that makes sense.
  • Culturally Competent
  • My pronouns are she/her, as well.
  • Actually, her name is-
  • Oh, yes, of course. Um, sorry I'm not very up-to-date with what you're discussing with me. Are you saying you're... transsexual? or was it gender?
  • I see. Well, thank you for sharing that with me.
  • Ok, thanks for sharing that, both of you. Uh, I'll look in getting the file changed immediately, all right?
  • Are you transgender as well, ma'am? You said your pronouns are she/her, too?
  • Yeah, I'm transgender. Basically, I identify as a gender that's different from the sex I was assigned at birth. I haven't started taking surgery or hormonal treatment yet.
  • Yeah, I'm sorry. I don't know why that's not changed in the files yet.
  •  ends up being misgendered, but it also lightens the burden for those outside the binary. 
  • No, but if everyone states their pronouns clearly from the start, not only does it reduce the chance that someone, like my daughter,
  • Yes! That'll be perfect. Thank you so much.
  • I just want to say that I value your gender identity, so give me time, and correct me when needed, so I do not proceed to depreciate your existence. I use the pronouns she/her as well, by the way. Thank you for informing me about this. I am glad to be your Primary Care Provider, Robin.
  • Thank you so very, very much.