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Episode 25 – Live Thy Life & Love Yourself!

First Generation - One of Many 06/27/2021 347

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    Episode 25 – Live Thy Life & Love Yourself!
    First Generation - One of Many

Live Thy Life & Love Yourself!

Journeys through this world are various, complex, and intersectional. As a result, from year to year and day to day, we are presented opportunities to learn more about ourselves and others as well as the experiences that define the ways we think, feel, and believe. Join us on episode 25 as we talk about the intersection of first generation and LGBT / GSM.

Our Guests

Alondra Adame

Alondra is a poet, essayist, and alumni of Chico State’s MA in English program. While they are proud of all their publications, The Audacity to Live (originally published in The Nasional) is an essay dear to their heart which details their struggles with navigating higher education as a queer person of color and child of immigrants. They hope to encourage more queer Latinx students to pursue higher education and learn how to use their creative voices in the future as an instructor of creative writing. 

Dani Sebring Argeñal

Dani is a Shasta College graduate and a soon to be Chico State graduate. They’ve moved 31 times and counting, from Mount Shasta to Orange County, to the Bay Area and all the way back to Norcal. They even took a souvenir from middle school with them to college– their best friend now turned fiancée! During their tour around California, they found a deep love and appreciation for new faces and cultures. They acquired their certificate to teach English abroad and are excited to continue their adventures in places like South Korea and Spain! 

molly heck

molly heck teaches at California State University, Chico in the Multicultural and Gender Studies Department as well as the School of Social Work. She teaches a variety of courses in Women’s Studies, Multicultural & Gender Studies as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Work. She is on the Advisory Board for a campus based activist organization, the Associated Students Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition.  

She does consulting work that includes training and capacity building related to trauma informed practice approaches, serving LGBTQ+ populations, staff supervision strategies, voluntary participation in services, and creating healthy organizational culture.  

And in her free time, molly is a full-time mom and is entering the second year of her doctoral program at UC Davis. 


Resources & Recommendations:

Chico State’s Gender Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC Website)

Alondra Adame Essay The Audacity to Live 

Coyote Grace – Ghost Boy (song) 

The Queer Art of Failure by Jack Halbertson 

Hir (spoken word) 

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (HBO Show) 

Danez Smith Poetry  

Cameron Awkward-Rich: Poetry 

Read anything by Gloria Anzaldua and Audre Lorde 

Ana Mandieta (1948-1985) Art Work 

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