OUTcast: On Being Queer and a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor panel in DC


Posting a few photos from the October 12, 2018 OUTcast: On being queer and a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor moderated by Indira Henard (Executive Director, DC Rape Crisis Center), panel featuring Ignacio Rivera (Founder of The Heal Project), Ahmad Greene-Hayes (Founder of Children of Combahee), and Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Creator of #LoveWITHAccountability) discussion on the intersections of queer identity and child sexual abuse survivor-hood.

It was a sacred space where the sibling survivor panelists spoke OUR truths while simultaneously holding space for the survivors and advocates in the room. 

Held at the Reeves Center Municipal Building in Washington DC, this free event was a part of The HEAL Project’s National Guatu Tour and co-presented by the DC Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs, the DC Rape Crisis, and the Just Beginnings Collaborative-funded OUTcast Collaborative (The Heal Project, Children of Combahee, and #LoveWITHAccountability).

Special thanks to Sheila Alexander-Reid, Ben de Guzman, Indira Henard, and also to Kathryn Bowser for creating the awesome flyer and Alicia Sanchez Gil for the photos.