This show is a special one because this show marks the beginning of a new flavor of The Strong Stance: Storytelling. These particular episodes will feature all types of stories from all types of trans and gender non-conforming people. The aim is to showcase our community’s voices and lived experiences and to provide an outlet for art and expression. We are continually looking for stories and at the end of the show, I’ll give you more information about how to submit those stories. As a fan of storytelling and storytelling podcasts, this is something I have wanted to do for quite a while now, so I have high hopes for where this stream of The Strong Stance can go.
But let’s talk about today’s episode. I’m calling today’s show ‘About Face’. These stories showcase a few of the ways in which we present ourselves to the world around us and how those performances and presentations affect our lives moving forward. Is the face that we show to the world the same one we see in the mirror? How do we view society and how are we viewed in it? And will these experiences change the trajectory of our future and how we move through our daily lives? Welcome...to The Strong Stance Stories.
Episode 1 Story Tellers Tracee McDaniel is a transgender advocate, author and the Founder and CEO of the Juxtaposed Center for Transformation in Atlanta. You can find Tracee on the web at www.thejct.org. Melvin Whitehead engages with his community through leading a local support group for transgender and gender non-conforming people, serving as a core member of the Trans Oral History Project, and working to make his church an affirming place for LGBTQ people. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org