I will a start with a real story and images from the past and contrast them with a real story from the present day to illustrate how new possibilities for happiness may arise as a result of changes in the way people are thinking about their own and others’ identities.
Dot Brauer (pronouns they/them) directs the LGBTQA Center at the University of Vermont. Prior to UVM, they served as Executive Director of Outright Vermont, and Co-owner of Dorothea’s Breads in Westminster, MD. Dot holds a BA in Psychology from UVa, a MA in Psychology from Antioch N/E Graduate School and is working on their dissertation at UVM in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
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