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Body Politics Deconstructed: Amanda Stahl, Defining Fairness

June 5, 2012

When Amanda Stahl first realized she was falling in love with another woman, she wanted to write about it in her journal—not an unusual way to process feelings of self-discovery. But for Amanda, just the act of journaling meant automatically coming out.

“I need other people to help me take care of myself,” she explains. “That morning I had my caregiver sitting down and writing in my journal from the night before, and I was like, I really want to write this down because it's really important.” She told her caregiver and the journal entry was recorded.

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Defining Fairness Series Recap

May 31, 2012

Our Defining Fairness series will wrap up next week; we’ll speak with Amanda Stahl on Tuesday, June 5th, and Lucian Grey on Thursday, June 7th. In case Read Story

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Growing Up Gay in Appalachia: Whit Forrester, Defining Fairness

May 30, 2012

The thought of growing up gay in rural Eastern Kentucky would make many Louisvillians cringe. But how much of that reaction is rooted in stereotypes we hold about rural Kentucky? Whit Forrester spent some of his childhood in Leburn, Kentucky—a town in Knott County, with a population of around eight hundred people. Whit says when people hear he's from Appalachia, they think, “barefoot, pregnant, in a trailer, and you know how to change a propane tank.”
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