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Presenter(s): Cameron Kyle Combs

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 5:59 am - 12:00 am

Room: 602

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Community

Wanted: Your Stories, Your Truth

We hear stories about trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people, sexual outlaws and line-crossers of all kinds through media and social interactions almost every day. Sometimes, we can find glimmers of truth in those stories, but more often those people and experiences are packaged and polished, and told through the lens of bias, ignorance, and scandal. That’s what we’re getting, but what we crave is authenticity and connection—we want stories about people we can relate to, told by those people. That’s why somewhere in the world, right now, someone is looking for you and your stories.

This session is part writing workshop, part call to action. No writing experience necessary! We’ll do a couple of casual writing exercises, with very few rules. Please bring your writing medium of choice—paper, laptop, mobile devices.