Welcome to another installment of The Strong Stance Stories. For those not familiar with The Strong Stance Stories, this is the this is the newest flavor of the podcast and it’s simply storytelling. These particular episodes will feature all types of stories from all types of trans and gender non-conforming people. The aim here 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.
I’m calling today’s episode ‘Family Matters’. Each of these segments will feature a story about events involving a family member or members. I have some amazing stories for you today, about pain, about joy, and hopefully you’ll laugh a bit along the way as well. So sit back, relax….and welcome...to The Strong Stance Stories.
Story Tellers: Eli Strong (“Expectations”) Julian (“Black and Blue) is a 30 something year old black trans man navigating life as a mental health professional in Washington, DC on a non-profit salary. When he’s not working, he enjoys learning about ways to be a better therapist, playing and listening to music and long walks on the beach. He can be reached at email@example.com. Ari Agha (“Aunt Miriam”) is a genderqueer advocate of feminism, anti-racism and trans rights. They live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and work as a public policy researcher. They are on the Board of Directors of Calgary Outlink Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Ari also sings with One Voice Chorus, Calgary’s mixed voice choir for LGBTQ singers, and with the BarberEllas, an a cappella barbershop ensemble for queer gals and pals. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.