As many of you know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, in my role as Chief Communications Officer of Trillium Family Services — Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families — I have had the pleasure of creating and launching a Mental Health Heroes Awards program, a comedic video campaign designed to lampoon stigma, and a community storytelling and advocacy blog for the organization.
This week I was the guest on Sheila Hamilton’s “Speaking Freely” show on KINK FM in Portland. We chatted about trauma, healing, the triumph of the human spirit, recovery and more. Listen HERE, or press play below.
It was announced today that, as of next month (March 15th), I am going to be stepping into the role of CCO (Chief Communications Officer) at Trillium, Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families.
Really amazing work is happening out of this organization, and I am thrilled to be joining the Executive Team leading the way.
If you haven’t already, please nominate your picks for the 2015 “Keep Oregon Well” Mental Health Heroes Awards HERE, or by clicking the image below.
Huge thanks to the band FUN. for having me as the guest on their Ally Coalition “Contact” show this week!
Listen to the episode HERE or press play below.
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Check out a slideshow of the most beautiful #SochiSign “Gay Propaganda” photos alongside an article I wrote for The Huffington Post about our Photobomb Solidarity Project happening out of Portland for LGBTQ Russia HERE or by clicking the screenshot of me and Beyonce on the HuffPost Gay Voices homepage below!
Quick shout-out to Cameron Kude for his ideas and efforts and to photographer Chase Person for lending his talents to this project! I am always so moved when people give back in creative ways to the community I care so deeply about! You guys are awesome.
Here’s a shot of me at the sign this week:
Hey Portland! You may have seen me on KGW-TV last night talking about this #SochiSign “Gay Propaganda” photobomb solidarity project we kicked off yesterday at QBlog, where I serve as Editor-in-Chief.
Watch the segment here:
As is the case with many of you, I’ve been so frustrated watching the news coming out of Russia about the state-sanctioned torture and oppression of LGBTQ people happening there right now, and Read the rest of this entry »