Glossary

Tallit

A fringed, poncho-like garment traditionally worn either under or over one’s clothing by Jewish males.

Tetraplegia

Some degree of paralysis in all four limbs.

Tourette’s syndrome

A condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics.

Transgender/trans

Someone whose gender identity is not the same as the sex that they were assigned at birth.

Transition

The period of time or process during which gender reassignment take place.

Transphobia

The fear or dislike of someone based on the fact they are trans, including the denial/refusal to accept their gender identity.

 

Turban

A garment covering a man’s head, consisting of a long length of material wound around a cap or the head, worn especially by Sikhs and Muslims, but have also been seen as a customary garment in certain countries, nobilities, and communities.

Unconscious Bias (also known as implicit bias)

Social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness.

Xenephoia

The fear, dislike, or hatred of people from other countries.

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