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.
Bring IFD To Your School
Learn about the power–and the science behind–storytelling, hear about traveling to all 50 states to collect stories, and, of course, watch some incredible LGBTQIA+ Video Stories
Bring IFD To Your Business
Find out why Google, HBO, United, TD Bank, Goldman Sachs, ComcastNBCUniversal, Merck, and more companies big and small have brought IFD to their offices to learn about the power of storytelling.
I’m From Driftwood’s Storytelling Toolkit for Family Counselors is available for any counselor or therapist who has a client struggling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQIA+) issues. There are 17 first-person Video Stories that cover topics such as coming out to parents, children, or spouses, being transgender, issues with bullying, and more. Simply share the stories contained within the packet with your clients, either together or send them links to view alone.
This packet was created jointly by I’m From Driftwood, the LGBTQIA+ Story Archive, and Dr. Jacqueline Hudak, Ph.D., LMFT.
A Lesson, Then a Plan: How a Sixth Grade Student Changed a Trans Teacher’s Life
I identified as a girl for most of my life, but in 5th grade I started getting a lot of anxiety around school. And it wasn’t until I realized that clothing and the way people...
From SF Gay Bubble to Conservative College Station, TX: How One Gay Woman Found Her Core of Queers.
A while ago, I moved from Detroit to a lot of other places and eventually ended up in San Francisco. I just basically thought it was a bubble of gay. Everywhere I went, it felt gay...
From Threatened to Celebrated: Gay Cop Leaves Law Enforcement, Comes Out, Becomes Educator & Thrives
I’m Greg Miraglia, and I’m from Moraga, California. In 1978, I discovered law enforcement as a possible career. I got really excited about it and I had a chance to jo...