I’m From Driftwood, which records true stories by LGBTQ people from all over the world, presented its first live event after developing stories with The Moth, a non-profit storytelling organization in New York City.Driftwood creator Nathan Manske presented the stories at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on October 19th. The archive aims to help LGBTQ people learn more about their community, straight, and cisgender people learn more about their neighbors and everyone learn more about themselves through the power of storytelling and story sharing. The organization has collected roughly 900 written and video stories from around the world. IFD has self-published a book, broadcast podcasts, completed a 50-State Story Collection Tour, and has been adapted for the stage. Eight storytellers came together to share stories of gender-queer animals, humiliating high school experiences, tales of cross-dressing in middle school, and embarrassing yet cherished memories from the early ’80s.
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