We are the Rebel Rousers, the Black Sheep, and the Queer Outsiders. We are the weirdos, the nonconformists, and the oddballs. We are the misunderstood and the underestimated. And we’re putting our collective middle fingers up and saying f*ck your racism. F*ck your sexism. F*ck your homophobia and transphobia and xenophobia and whatever phobia you haven’t even thought to be scared of yet. We are your neighbor, your cousin, your best friend. We are you.
We always look forward to Free Speech, as it’s the most inspiring and uplifting event we do. With everything happening around our country right now, we needed a moment to sit and reflect, get motivated, and learn from each other to keep fighting. We rallied comedians, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and a 20 year old, to tell us what keeps them going.
On November 9th, after waking up to the jarring outcome of the election, something happened. People across America stood together in solidarity and defiance. Thousands took to the streets to protest. Not only to fight against the rhetoric of racism, xenophobia and misogyny but also to unite in a message that love trumps hate.
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October’s live storytelling event was lit! This month, our Free Speech stage was graced with professors, artists, comedians, and innovators. From idolizing Bowie to finding the she-ro within, listen in as these women explore what it really means to be a hero.