Post submitted by Lou Weaver
Sharing our personal narratives can be a daunting task. We ask ourselves; how much is too much or is this relevant? When it comes to being an advocate for issues we are passionate about, it can be even more difficult. We get excited, we speak faster and sometimes we talk too much.
In 2013, through the support of HRC, who sponsored the training, I was able to attend a training specifically tailored for leaders in the trans* and gender non-conforming communities. The National Organizing Institute hosted a three-day training covering topics related to sharing our personal narratives. Leaders from across the country met in New York City to perfect the necessary skill of telling our stories effectively.
Throughout last year's workshops, I was able to tell my story and hear feedback on how to make it better. I was coached on the story of self and the story of we as a community, and how to utilize these stories to engage and motivate others. I returned Houston a better storyteller, and have been using my new skill set to share why I am so passionate about trans* inclusion.
This year, I am honored to be a part of bringing NOI's important training to the Gulf Coast Region. Join me and other community leaders on May 17 for NOI's public narrative training in Houston, Texas.
This training is specifically targeted to trans* and gender non - conforming individuals and has a limit of 50 people. Sign up today to secure your spot. The training is free and lunch will be provided.