Speaking OUT vandalized at UConn, author Rachelle Lee Smith answers with more events and outreach
We recently copublished Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus with Reach & Teach, a book that explores the complex lives and representations of LGBTQ youth from their perspective. But the photo-essay by author and photographer Rachelle Lee Smith is more than a book. It's an ongoing, "for youth, by youth" project of positive, inclusive, and empowering images of LGBTQ Youth. Rachelle has been taking the project on the road with gallery shows, pop-up exhibits, book talks, workshops, and presentations to organizations large and small.
Speaking OUT exists to give hope and inspiration, to show that we're not alone, and to foster empathy in a world that is often filled with bigotry, oppression, and hate.
Unfortunately, hate is exactly what the project recently received.
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