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Presenter(s): Rebecca Kling, DeShanna Neal

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 5:48 am - 12:00 am

Room: 614

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Community

Telling Our Stories to Change Hearts, Minds, AND Policies

Personal stories are some of the most powerful tools for advocacy and social change, and transgender people sharing their experiences of discrimination and support is critical. This interactive workshop covers the basics of sharing a personal story for advocacy, as well as tips for speaking with media. Participants will be guided through a simple four-part template for sharing a personal story, with a focus on how to call your audience to take action and how to place your story within a larger context. In addition, there will be time to discuss the pros and cons of speaking with reporters, as well as ideas for staying on-message and responding to rude or invasive questions.