Sly has a unique perspective to bring to media inquiries and interviews. As an "out" non-binary trans man who has lived in the queer community & provided mental health and LGBTQ+ therapy for twenty years, Sly has valuable insights that bring richness and nuance to discussions of gender identity, masculinity, sexuality, trauma, mental health, and coping.
Sly is also a writer & photographer who has created local events in his community to encourage community building and connection...and reflection on the embodied experiences of what it means to hold and live in between various identities.
The Guardian - Complex Trauma vs. BPD in Sexual Assault Survivors
Global News - Sober Curious
University of Toronto - Podcast on Anti-Oppressive Social Work
"Passing Into Oblivion" (memoir excerpt) Grit Lit - Naked Heart Festival
"Spectrums of Sanity: Mental Health and the Writer" (Panel) - Naked Heart Festival
(Em)Bodied Love: Iterations of Self Desire - A NOW MUST SEE Photo Narrative Exhibit of Queer and Trans experiences of oppression and self-reclamation.
That's So Gay (TSG): Fall to Pieces - Photo exhibit at The Gladstone Hotel Toronto
On Transgender Grief - Transfaith.org
"What Transphobia Looks Like: A Primer for Family, Friends and Loved Ones" - The Scavenger
Initiating Liminal & Inclusive Community Spaces - Feminist Lab of Memory II
Sarkisova, Sly. (2014). Beyond Suffering As A Measuring Tool. In L.E. Erickson-Schroth
(Ed.), Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource Guide for the Transgender Community. New York: Oxford University Press.
Sarkisova, Sly. (2015). Resisting the Binary: The Role of the Social Worker in Affirmative Trans
Health Care. In B. O'Neill, T.A. Swan, & N.J. Mulé (Eds.), LGBTQ People and Social
Work: Intersectional Perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.
Sarkisova, Sly. (2017). Under A Queer Blue Sky. In T. McCaskell et al. (Eds.), Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer. Toronto: Coach House Books.
Conferences & Trainings:
Acting Inwards: Trauma and Coping in Cis/Trans Men - Gay Men's Sexual Health
Opening Your Practice to Sexual & Gender Diversity: A Kink and Poly Positive Approach - BESTCO (Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario)
Navigating Intimacy Through Trauma Histories - Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
Professions and The Movement - Guelph University, OPIRG Symposium
...more available upon request.