Stories of resistance, resurgence, and resilience 2018
LGBTQ2IA+ Intergenerational Storytelling


The media capsules on this page were recorded during an intergenerational LGBTQ2IA+ storytelling workshop, organized by Aging Activisms and PARN (Your Community AIDS Resource Network, which hosts the Rainbow Youth Program). The workshop was held October 12-14th 2018 at Sadleir House in Nogojiwanong. Led by May Chazan and anya gwynne, our dynamic team of organizers, researchers, and facilitators included Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, and Auden PalmerThanks to the Canada Research Chairs Program and the New Horizons for Seniors Program (Employment and Social Development Canada) for funding this work. 

Stories of Resistance, Resurgence, and Resilience is a multi-year project, bringing community activists together across generations and movements to share and record diverse stories of activism in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough). See 2016's stories here, 2017's stories here, and stay tuned for more stories to come!

Stories are shared here with the permission of the storytellers, who retain the right to have these removed from the site at any time. These media capsules were created as a collaboration between storytellers and Aging Activisms; these capsules are not to be reproduced, altered, or used for commercial purposes.

As personal stories, viewers should be aware that these capsules contain sensitive content.

Storyteller: Lucie Kawiche
Interviewer: Kyler Shupka
Photographers: carol andrews and Ziysah von Bieberstein, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Baldwin
Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance:
Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "The Dating Song," by Winona Wilde, performed by Auden Palmer, with all workshop participants

Storyteller: Keara Lightning
Interviewer: Lily Cole Haryett
Photographers: Nicole Dalmer and Ziysah von Bieberstein, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Hunt
Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance:
Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "The Dating Song," by Winona Wilde, performed by Auden Palmer, with all workshop participants

Storyteller: Brendan Campbell
Interviewer: Shawn Redskye
Photographers: Shan Culkeen, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Baldwin
Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance:
Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "The Dating Song," by Winona Wilde, performed by Auden Palmer, with all workshop participants

Storyteller: Lily Cole Haryett
Interviewer: Laura Duarte
Photographers: Keara Lightning and Ziysah von Bieberstein, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Hunt
Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance:
Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," performed by Shawn Redskye, with all workshop participants

Storyteller: Peg Town
Interviewer: Deb Reynolds
Photographers: Mary Gordon and Deb Reynolds, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Baldwin
Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance: Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "The Dating Song," by Winona Wilde, performed by Auden Palmer, with all workshop participants

Storyteller: Damien Murtha
Interviewer: Shan Culkeen
Photographers: Shawn Redskye, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Hunt
Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance:
Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "The Dating Song," by Winona Wilde, performed by Auden Palmer, with all workshop participants

Storyteller: Mary Gordon
Interviewer: Peg Town
Photographers: Deb Reynolds, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Baldwin
Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance:
Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," performed by Shawn Redskye, with all workshop participants

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Storyteller: Shawn Redskye
Interviewer: Shan Culkeen
Photographer: Bill Gunson, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Baldwin

Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance: Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music:
"The Dating Song," by Winona Wilde, performed by Auden Palmer, with all workshop participants

Storyteller: Kyler Shupka
Interviewer: carol andrews
Photographers: Lucie Kawiche and Ziysah von Bieberstein, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Ziysah von Bieberstein
Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance:
Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "The Dating Song," by Winona Wilde, performed by Auden Palmer, with all workshop participants

Storyteller: Deb Reynolds
Interviewer: Monica Thompson
Photographer: Mary Gordon, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Baldwin

Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance: Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music:
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," performed by Shawn Redskye, with all workshop participants

Storyteller: carol andrews
Interviewer: Lucie Kawiche
Photographer: Laura Duarte and Ziysah von Bieberstein, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Ziysah von Bieberstein

Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance: Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music:
"The Dating Song," by Winona Wilde  performed by Auden Palmer with all workshop participants

Storyteller: Shan Culkeen
Interviewer: Bill Gunson
Photographer: Shawn Redskye, with additional photos taken by the research team
Editor: Melissa Hunt

Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance: Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "Cicadas" by Shan Culkeen (a.k.a. Fittonia)

Storyteller: Bill Gunson

Interviewer: Brendan Campbell
Photographer: Auden Palmer
Editor: Melissa Hunt
Project leadership: May Chazan & anya gwynne
Research assistance:
Jillian Ackert, Melissa Baldwin, Ziysah von Bieberstein, Nicole Dalmer, Mehrangiz Monsef, & Auden Palmer
Credit music: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," performed by Shawn Redskye, with all workshop participants

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Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.

Thanks to Ben Hodson for our graphic. The photos on our site have been taken by members of the Aging Activisms research team and our participants and collaborators.