Understanding Queerness Through Powerful Women

Sandhills Stories


This initiative was created in order to carve an online space where LGBTQ+ people, young and old, can come together to share in culture and community that’s not readily available, especially in the rural South.

Sharing Stories to Uncover Our Common LGBTQ+ History

Scholar Series 2021: Alara Hainer

Scholar Series 2021: Alara Hainer

The LGBTQIA+ community has suffered so much loss, fought for our rights for so long. We now have an opportunity to begin healing some of the pain from our past… By freeing ourselves from this bondage of silence, we are, in the process, freeing our students and all of the other queer individuals who have struggled to remain true to themselves.

Embracing My Identity in The South

Embracing My Identity in The South

Embracing My Identity in The South I have always had an odd relationship with religion. Coming up in the rural South, there was a church on every corner. My high school post-football game tradition included a fellowship night at the local Baptist Church. Baccalaureate...

Understanding Queerness through Powerful Women

Understanding Queerness through Powerful Women

Understanding Queerness through Powerful Women Everyone wants to be different. Everyone wants to think of themselves as a unique specimen in the vast petri dish of life. And everyone is different. I’m not the same person as you. You are not the same person as the...