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Sidetrack's OUTspoken! Series: December's featured storytellers
2018-11-27

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The December edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, December 4, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7.

See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info.

—Emma Alamo grew up in Florida. She escaped to Chicago by way of Baltimore and has since established herself as a writer, storyteller, and leatherworker. Her stories have been featured on the Risk! and Lenny Says podcasts, and her leather harnesses have been featured on the bodies of babes across the world.

—Ada Cheng is a professor-turned storyteller and performing artist. She debuted her first solo show, Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire, in January 2017. Ada is the producer and the host of the storytelling/podcasting show, Am I Man Enough: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show, where people tell stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood.

—Shawn Cobb has worn many hats over the years, working jobs ranging from forklift operator to cosmetologist and pretty much everything in between. He finally settled in at the railroad where he has worked as a mechanic for over 14 years. Also, a published Sci-Fi author, Shawn has always been passionate about writing and illustration; however it was through Toastmasters that he found his voice as a storyteller.

—Xander Krohn is excited. He is also a storyteller, writer, and graduate student originally from Texas.

—Roger McCaffrey-Boss has worked in the Chicago LGBT Community for more than 40 years, serving the legal needs of individuals, same-sex couples, and LGBT organizations. Over the past 30 years, he has published weekly legal advice columns that help members of the LGBT Community to know what their legal rights are and how to defend them.

—Raphael Michael Sangel was born and raised in the Philippines and currently works as a nurse in Florida. Previously a competitive member of his university's choral group, he grew up a fan of Gene Kelly movies and imagined himself dancing to the music in the movies himself.


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