AWI Voices With Impact presents: A Foot in Both Worlds

“How “white” do I need to act in this environment?” “How much of my queer self is safe to show here?” “Which of my identities are “okay” today?” For racialized queer people, the experience of simply existing in a world where “normal” is synoymous with “white and straight” can be both confusing and exhausting. In this session, filmmakers Campbell X and Hao Zhou discuss the human condition at the intersection of race, sexuality, and mental health.

Watch the screen recording below, or download it 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

Please visit this page for International Resources.


Date:June 22, 2021
Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop Evaluation

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“I’m thinking deeply about the concept of home, and how that is shaped by identities, experiences, and intangible connections to what makes one feel whole.” "
-Session Attendee


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