In partnership with TMI Project, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center is proud to announce a national call for storytellers who self-identify as members of the Black Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming community. TMI Project is offering its first-ever Black Trans Stories Matter true storytelling workshop in April and May of 2021 which will culminate in a live virtual performance on Saturday, June 12, 2021.
The workshop series will be a Black trans-led space for Black TGNC people to gather, write, share stories, and receive support without justifying, explaining, or defending their truth. The culminating content will be accessible to an all-inclusive audience, paired with strategic tools to inspire deep introspection, a willingness to transform oneself and take bold action to end systemic racism and transphobia.
Only 10 applicants will be chosen for the workshop and performance but others may be invited to publish their stories on our website and across our social media platforms.
Applications for storytellers are due by March 1st. Chosen applicants will be contacted by March 15th and will receive a $500 stipend for their time and participation. You must be available Mondays, 7-9 PM EST in April, May, and June (with the exception of Memorial Day) and the evening of the performance date, Saturday, June 12, to be considered. Click here to learn more and apply.