MenHealing Board of Directors
Michael is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. FORGE is a national training and technical assistance provider funded through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and the Office for Victims of Crime. Munson’s educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis on trauma-informed care and non-traditional healing modalities.
Michael’s work on violence against transgender and non-non-binary individuals stresses the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents.
As an out trans-masculine femme, he embraces many additional, overlapping identities, including being radically queer, gender-fluid, a person living with multiple disabilities, a passionate worker, proud parent, strong and tender partner, empathic bodyworker, arts-lover, and tree-hugger.