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.
From Peer Pressure & Unhealthy Habits to Pride & Self Love: How One Gay Man Turned His Life Around.
My name is Dario Beck Torres, and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So I grew up in a fairly religious environment. I remember one time being pulled aside by this lady. I didn...
From HRT to FIFA: Trans Athlete Joins a Women’s Soccer Team – Then Creates Her Own
I’m Bethany Cyrtmus-Davaul, and I’m from Hudson, Wisconsin. When I was 28-years-old, in my condo in Chicago, sitting on my nice wine red couch, I was watching some Yo...
Trans Parenthood: Daughter’s Birth Inspires Woman to Live Authentically.
Hi, I’m Sharlot and I am from San Antonio, Texas, originally. I have a 3-year-old daughter. She was born three months before the start of the pandemic. And so I was still w...