The February edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7.
Emily Fightmaster is from Cincinnati, Ohio.She is the newest member of The Second City's e.t.c. stage and has traveled coast to coast with The Second City Touring Company ( Green Co. ). She is a proud alum of Boom Chicago, an Amsterdam-based comedy theatre. Emily is a member of Baby Wine at the Annoyance and Glass Basement at iO.
Justin Hardesty is originally from Goshen, Ind., and moved to Chicago in 1999. He is currently the president of Chicago Area Naturist Sons ( CANS ), Chicago's longest running nudist organization, and was co-organizer behind the No Pants Subway Ride-Chicago Edition from 2009-2017. He currently sings with Windy City Performing Arts' Windy City Gay Chorus. This is Justin's first time ever performing at a storytelling event.
Kim Hunt is currently executive director of Pride Action Tank ( PAT ). Her career spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors with a focus on collaborative approaches, advocacy and project management. Ms. Hunt is a co-host of OUTSpoken, the political columnist for FOP Magazine and serves on several boards and advisory groups, such as The Legacy Project, the OUT at Chicago History Museum program committee, and Open Televisions advisory council.
Archy Jamjun is a writer and storyteller from the burbs. He won the Moth Grandslam and his work has been feature on Risk!, The Rumpus, and The Coachella Review. He also co-curates OUTspoken! You can see more of his work at ArchyArchJ.com
Brody Tate is a transplant from Wyoming, working in higher education at an arts college in the Loop. He's moved 18 times, and traveled to 30 states and 7 countries. He ended up in Chicago for graduate school and fell in love with the city, the people. He loves learning, nerdy facts, and is even published in a book chapter of an LGBQTIA book titled: "Queering Classrooms".
Gayle Weiss is a semi-retired artist with a passion for international travel and a collector's eye with no place to hang artwork. She's been 'home free' by choice since last January and will return to life in the States in June 2019. She is currently between trips and in town for a few weeks before she leaves for South America and wanted to tell a story from this past year before she forgets what happened.
See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info .