I'm From Driftwood

The stories on I’m From Driftwood send a simple but powerful message to LGBTQIA+ people everywhere: You are not alone. I’m From Driftwood combats isolation and creates empathy to build a more understanding and accepting world. These are our stories, told in our own voices.

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Story Update: Micah Peterson on Embracing His Blackness, Shutting Down Microaggressions and Challenging Others.

by Micah Peterson

Story Update: Micah Peterson on Embracing His Blackness, Shutting Down Microaggressions and Challenging Others.

Nathan: Hello and welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Micah Peterson, who we… we got like a story about three years ago. So before we...

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Story Update: Michael Anastasio on Grief, the Holidays, and the Healing Power of Laughter.

by Michael Anastasio

Story Update: Michael Anastasio on Grief, the Holidays, and the Healing Power of Laughter.

Nathan: Hello, welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Michael Anastasio who shared his story with us about four years ago. Before we speak...

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Story Update: Wanda Martinez-Johncox on Accepting Herself, Forgiving Family, and Marrying J.Lo.

by Wanda Martinez-Johncox

Story Update: Wanda Martinez-Johncox on Accepting Herself, Forgiving Family, and Marrying J.Lo.

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Wanda. Before we do, let’s take a look at her story. Wanda: My name is Wanda Martinez-Jo...

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Story Update: Crystal Cheatham on Faith and the LGBTQ+ Community. “I Found a Space for Myself Here.”

by Crystal Cheatham

Story Update: Crystal Cheatham on Faith and the LGBTQ+ Community. “I Found a Space for Myself Here.”

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s I’m From Driftwood Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Crystal Cheatham, whose story we filmed over five years ago. Before we...

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Story Update: Melissa Driscol on Confronting Bullies and the Politics of Cutting Ties.

by Melissa Driscol

Story Update: Melissa Driscol on Confronting Bullies and the Politics of Cutting Ties.

Nathan: Hello and welcome to this week’s Story Update for I’m From Driftwood. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Melissa Driscol, who shared her story with us about clos...

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Story Update: Gina Grahame: “Your heart is not wrong. This is not a sin.”

by Gina Grahame

Story Update: Gina Grahame: “Your heart is not wrong. This is not a sin.”

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking to Gina Grahame. Before we do, let’s take a look at her story. Gina: Hi, I’m Gina Grahame, ...

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Story Update: Charlie Poulson “I Look at Being Trans as a Superpower.”

by Charlie Poulson

Story Update: Charlie Poulson “I Look at Being Trans as a Superpower.”

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be talking with Charlie Poulson. But first, let’s take a look his story. Charlie: My name is Charlie Poul...

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Story Update: Andy Miller Talks About Fatherhood, Adoption and Parenting in a Quarantine.

by Andy Miller

Story Update: Andy Miller Talks About Fatherhood, Adoption and Parenting in a Quarantine.

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Andy Miller, who shared his story with us about five years ago. But before we chat with And...

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Mathew Shurka Talks Conversion Therapy and His Efforts to End It Once And For All.

by Mathew Shurka

Mathew Shurka Talks Conversion Therapy and His Efforts to End It Once And For All.

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Mathew Shurka, who we spoke with over six years ago. So before we talked to Mathew, let’s...

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Story Update: Ingrid Galvez Thorp on Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace. “We Are Stronger When We Work Together.”

by Ingrid Galvez-Thorp

Story Update: Ingrid Galvez Thorp on Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace. “We Are Stronger When We Work Together.”

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Ingrid Galvez Thorp, whose story we filmed about four years ago. Before we talk to Ingrid, ...

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Story Update: Shellie and Randi “Transition is Such a Unique Experience for Each and Every Person That Goes Through It.”

by Shellie and Randi Ruge

Story Update: Shellie and Randi “Transition is Such a Unique Experience for Each and Every Person That Goes Through It.”

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. This week, we’re actually going to be speaking with two storytellers who shared their story together with us 10 years ago, Shellie...

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Story Update: Khalid El Khatib On Coming Out And The Importance Of Self-Care & Empathy.

by Khalid el Khatib

Story Update: Khalid El Khatib On Coming Out And The Importance Of Self-Care & Empathy.

Nathan: Hello and welcome to this week’s Story Update. We’re going to be speaking with Khalid, but before we do, let’s take a look at his story. Khalid: My name is Khalid E...

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