We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Kicked Out, edited by Sassafras Lowrey, with foreword by Judy Shepard. Kicked Out is an anthology dedicated to sharing the stories of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth. Born from the belief that everyone has a story to tell, and that the telling of personal stories is essential in the creation of social change, Kicked Out, brings together the voices of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth from around the world.
“Why would you abandon your child? Religion? Ethics? Right thing to do? Spouse wants you to? No one would blame you if the kid was born queer, right? These are the earnest stories of kids rejected by the people who made them, tossed into a world of suicidal tendencies, abusive cops, whoring, drugs, and deadly diseases to find hope, identity, and extended family. Their courage is proportional to the cowardice of their parents.” Lynn Breedlove of Tribe 8 and author of Godspeed
Sassafras Lowrey is a genderqueer high femme, militant storyteller, author, artist, activist, and performer. Ze believe that everyone has a story to tell, and that the telling of those stories is essential to creating social change. To learn more about Kicked Out, please visit the Kicked Out website.