Month: June 2022

Videos Blog

Name Change 101


The Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois (TJLP) shares the criteria and procedures for making a legal name change in Illinois. Topics covered include: how to prepare for a legal name change, what to expect with the process, and an overview of updating identity documents, including gender markers. The goal of this presentation is gender self-determination.

The TJLP provides free guidance to transgender and gender-nonconforming people through the complicated and expensive process of making a legal name change. You can find more information about TJLP and the Name Change Mobilization at

The Magic of Thrifting


Patricia Smolin is a lifelong thrifter, encouraging others to explore treasures at local thrift stores, consignment shops, estate and garage sales, and reputable online forums. Learn tips of the trade to save money, and how to plan a thrift adventure or a clothes swap with friends. Score unique and vintage finds or add spice to your wardrobe and furnishings. Thrifting also reduces our demands on the environment by reusing and repurposing quality items.