The Narrative Project is a new project by the VocaLady staff intended to put the narrative back in the hands of its original owner. In response to any relevant and recent news story that contains controversy, highlights various voices or interests us, we will be inviting our readers to contribute to our project, to share their stories, in a space where they will be validated and feel safe. We will then publish these stories, unedited except for grammar and spelling. We hope that this project will allow the power of narrative to flourish, untouched and frees, and simply be appreciated by others. We hope these stories will inspire others to raise their voices and share own their own stories.
Recent anti-LGBTQ+ laws that have been sweeping the southern states often paint trans and non-binary folk as dangerous, particularly in bathrooms or other areas where privacy is valued. And yet, with the rates of violence faced by trans and non-binary individuals as well as the misconceptions about trans and non-binary folks, we know this couldn’t be further from the truth.
We hope to re-frame this narrative and we would like your help.
If you identify as trans or non-binary, and you feel comfortable sharing, please tell us about a time you’ve experienced discrimination related to your identity or misconceptions about your identity. Use as much or as little detail as you’d like. This can be anonymous or not. Your entry will only be edited for grammar and spelling. We will compile your entry into an article to be shared with our readers in order to help re-shape the existing narrative.
This Google form will be open until Wednesday, April 27th. We hope you share your story with us.