AWI Our Stories Our Voices presents: Queer Identity and Artistic Expression

The Our Stories, Our Voices festival celebrates queer mental health stories told by LGBTQ+ filmmakers and artists. Over three days, filmmakers, mental health professionals, and community leaders will lead insightful, interactive workshops focused on the unique experiences of queer people and their mental health. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, and participating in these critical conversations, you can see them all on the Our Stories, Our Voices information page!

We communicate who we are in a hundred different ways through the work we do, the places we live, and the art we create. How we present ourselves to the world, and our relationship to our physical environment, are equally important elements of defining ourselves. By exploring his award-winning film, Hao Zhou will lead a conversation with Mariana Osuna around how their identities informed their art – and how our art informs our identities.

You can register for this event here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:August 12, 2021
Time:1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.