Melissa Moreira Melo Vieira
My name is Melissa Melo and I live in Brazil. I am finishing my undergraduate degree (History) and starting my master's research project on transgender children in the school environment. This is the area that I would like to work on my master's degree in education. From the experiences in classrooms and academic environment, I noticed a shortage in the study on educational practices about sexual diversity and gender identity geared for children Transgender in Brazil. My country has absurdly high rates of violence and prejudice directed transgender children, and often this prejudice comes from own teachers and educators, which shows that the Brazilian education must urgently rethink its methodological tools for the inclusion of all genres, as the curriculum has a heteronormative character. So I would like to dedicate my career in the struggle for awareness of sexual diversity when it comes to transgender children.