Videos from New Narrative events
Melissa Tucker shares her story of being a single, 40-year-old pastor exploring the message she received about dating from growing up in the church and trying to have something close to dating life now in her unique role now. "Whether you grew up in Christian subculture or not, you'll likely remember those 'WWJD' bracelets that stood for "What would Jesus do?".
Nathan Young introduces the theme and shares his own story of grappling with masculinity and learning about who he was at the New Narrative presents: Love, Sex, and Relationships; July 2018.
KishaLynn Elliott shares her story of grappling with the conflict between spirituality and sexuality as a 16-year-old girl, and acting upon her attraction to women for the first time.
“I loved how the internet enabled me to be who I wished I could be in real life. Online, I could do the things I wished I could do if God wasn’t constantly watching. And boy, did I do things.”
Ada Powers shares her story of being transgender and polyamorous at the New Narrative presents: Love, Sex, and Relationships; July 2018.
Evita Sawyers shares a story of how she came into her sexuality and thus discovered herself.
"To me, the biggest benefit of the life I live now is the self-discovery. I don’t feel like I’m doing something new. I feel like I found a new way to be old me."
The videos from our most recent event on the theme of Love, Sex, and Relationships are up!
Videos from the New Narrative event on the theme of Family.
Ri Parrish shares a story of hiding her true self and opening up to her family later in life at The New Narrative presents: Family, November 2017.
Tari Gilbert shares a story of adoption and the importance of teaching love at The New Narrative presents: Family, November 2017.
Alana Kalinowski shares a story of growing up in an evangelical family and learning to find her true family of choice as an adult.
Eric Boyd shares a story about the implications of knowing your family health history at The New Narrative presents: Family, November 2017
Keli Gagen shares a story of growing up in an interracial family and learning to understand what it means to be black in America at The New Narrative presents: Family, November 2017.
Kristen Cusato shares a story of taking care of her mother with Lewy body dementia at The New Narrative presents: Family, November 2017.
Omar Passons shares a story intended to stretch how you think about the identity of the person next to you at The New Narrative presents: Identity, October 2016.
Patricia Aguayo shares a story of some of the key moments that shaped her identity at The New Narrative presents: Identity, October 2016.
Noosheen Alaverdi shares a story of fleeing her home country and building a new life for herself at The New Narrative presents: Identity, October 2016
Gabi Schaffzin is a recovering capitalist who is currently pursuing his PhD in Visual Arts at UC San Diego. His art and research consider the visual representation of pain and illness in a technologically mediated world. This story provides some insight into why this topic is so important to him.
CZ Firestone, known to their loved ones affectionately as “Syra” or “Sy”, is a writer, intellectual, and youth advocate serving in the community of San Diego in both activist and organizing spaces. Their work centers on the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, disability, social and restorative justice
Ozzie Monge is a, among other roles, a Lecturer at San Diego State University in the Department of American Indian Studies. Ozzie’s professional interests focus on the social and political issues deriving from settler colonialism, always with an eye, mind, and heart to aspire towards decolonization.
Crystal Gail Page speaking on the depictions of poverty in the media at The New Narrative presents: Communication, May 2016
Yang Jiang share a story of how she personally came to understand the power of hope at the New Narrative presents: Communication. May 7, 2016