Check out this year’s annual Portland Mercury Queer Issue! It just hit stands today, and I’ve got your Pride Week Calendar, my Top 10 Pride Picks for 2015, and an article about the plight of bisexuals all up in it.
Click the links below to read them, pick up a paper copy all week in the Portland Metro Area, or click on the cover art here to check out the full issue online. I was extra rude this year, just for you.
It’s Hard Out Here for a “B” – Click Here To Read
Top 10 Pride Picks 2015 – Click Here To Read
2015 Portland Pride Event Guide – Click Here To Read
Have fun this week, Puddletown!
I had such a great time this weekend in Portland introducing Walk Off The Earth with Sheila Hamilton at Kink on the Waterfront!
Big thanks to the band for their support of our “Keep Oregon Well” campaign to fight stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health. It was really fun to have the crowd of over 4,000 people cheering for mental health awareness. So cool.
Check out this rad photo of me on stage with Sheila and James and the #MentalHealthMatters sign:
Listen to the on-air wrap-up of the event with Sheila and James from this morning here:
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.
A few months back when I was Lena Dunham and Carrie Brownstein’s guest at their Portland gig for Lena’s book release, I had the pleasure of experiencing the genius of Portland Actress and Comedian JoAnn Schinderle, who opened the show with a short set of stand-up.
I knew immediately that I wanted to work with this talented woman on something, so when it was time to cast the new web series I was developing to help combat stigma and change narratives around mental and behavioral health with Trillium Family Services, JoAnn was the first and only person who came to mind.
In the months since, I have worked closely with Portland’s Hippodrome Media (who also created my “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” video in 2013) to develop the web series, and we just finished shooting the first 4 episodes this past week. It has been such a pleasure to bring this dream to life with such a talented cast and crew, and I can’t wait for you all to see it when it premieres in May for Mental Health Awareness Month!
In the meantime, check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot days below:
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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.
I’m featured in the February 2015 issue of Bear World Magazine. We chat about my new record, TV work, mental health advocacy, overcoming trauma, escaping oppressive church systems and more.
Read my interview on the BWM site by clicking on the image below, or keep reading for the full transcript.
From Bear World Magazine: (Feb 2015 Issue)
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