Sharing Our Stories
Sharing Our Stories is a partnership between Film and Media Studies and The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. The project is a continuation of a pilot program that occurred in the Fall semester of 2021 with various stakeholders across campus. This project entails Queer and Trans (QT) students interviewing Queer and Trans staff, faculty, and alum with the goals of:
Documenting, recording, and archiving QT stories and history
Building community across QT students, faculty, and staff
Student staff building skills in working with QT people and content through Film and Media Studies
Creating a sustainable on-demand bank of interviews for the community to view and engage with
Creating a curated collection of all individual interviews together
Creating programs that tell the stories of QT people throughout the year
AAI awards Sharing Our Stories Grant
Apply to Share Your Story
Why is Sharing Our Stories important?
QT people experience disproportionate rates of violence, health disparities, community rejection, and more. This project is an attempt to combat societal messages and systemic oppression. Our hope is that through this project people will be able to see themselves at KU in ways that are affirming and supportive, as well as build community with QT people.
QT Statistics from the 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health
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