Coming Out and Overcoming
This project is a collaboration with Asian Pacific Network of Oregon, Theatre Diaspora and Artists Repertory Theatre. Queer and Trans Asian American and Pacific Islander community members will participate in a storytelling workshop, sharing their stories of coming out, transitioning, acceptance and struggle while also tackling the intersectional issues of immigrant, refugee, undocumented, adoptee statuses and other positionalities in an effort to promote awareness, understanding, build relationships, and ultimately create an affinity group for local queer and trans AAPI community members. Each workshop will be led by a facilitator and a guest writer/artist to engage the community members in conversation and writing exercises. After sharing their work, we will be curating pieces to be recorded as a Twine game with animation and digital art.