For April’s installment of Free Speech, we filed into our west end PDX store to hear tales about finding the silver lining– the break in the clouds, the moral of the story, the good that resulted from the bad, etc. We switched the status quo this month and had 7 amazing storytellers, all of which were either non-binary (gender non-conforming) or male identified! It was a true blue treat to hear different perspectives and give some space for these amazing folks to be heard.
In honor of Women’s History month (and the ‘luckiest’ month), we showed up for another round of everyone’s fave storytelling event. Folks filed into Wildfang West once again to celebrate womxn and their incredible stories. The theme was FEELIN’ LUCKY, and I gotta say– the crowd was definitely feelin’ it!
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Welcome back for another round of everyone’s fave storytelling event: Free Speech! Now that we’ve all recovered from the holiday hangover and have a slight grip on the new year, we were ready to dive back in to some stories of FAME. We heard tales of the spotlight, of recognition, of desires. By the end of the night, I’m pretty sure we all were seeing stars.
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At Wildfang, we daily celebrate the misfits and uplift folks who are unabashedly themselves. In honor of the spookiest month, our October theme for Free Speech was : WE ARE THE WEIRDOS, MISTER. We heard stories of marching to the beat of your own drum and letting that freak flag fly high. Moments in people’s lives when they’ve turned to the naysayers and said ‘you do you, boo– and I’m gonna do me.”