Queer Mississippi (Complete Collection)
In this interview, Stephanie Bell discusses her journey to discovering her gender identity and sexuality. She discusses her experiences growing up in rural Mississippi as a Black masculine-presenting lesbian, and the ostracization she faced after coming out as a teenager from the church and teenage peers. Bell also notes the impact religion had on her becoming more accepting of her identity. In college, Bell decided to devote her life to LGBTQ Youth Advocacy and Mentorship. As the Director of the Metamorphosis Project at OUTMemphis, Bell uses her story to assist and inspire Homeless LGBTQ Youth.
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Bell, Stephanie and Buckingham, Danielle, "Bell, Stephanie" (2020). Queer Mississippi (Complete Collection). 45.
Bell, Stephanie_data sheet.docx.pdf (93 kB)
Bell, Stephanie_interview audio.mp3 (13053 kB)
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