June 21, 2020

Pride Series - Ari Dennis

Pride Series - Ari Dennis

Pride Series Day 21 we talk to Ari Dennis. Ari Dennis is an educator and coach who over the last eleven years has presented on topics including LGBTQ+ cultural competency, gender creative parenting, and family dynamics. When not presenting, Ari participates in creating community resources by collaborating with academic researchers and crafting social media content through the project Ari Not Sorry. Through Ari Not Sorry they have been able to have an international and viral reach educating about gender with accumulated views on interviews and content of over 3 million.

Introduction

 

As an activist for the trans community I am vocal about my trans identity, but that’s not the case for everyone. Not only does not every trans person have the ability to be vocal some simply don’t want to be. Having a trans experience was just a snippet in their life it doesn’t define who they are. So, there may be no need for them to be vocal. Be cognizant that everyone chooses to vocalize their trans identity and who they are in a different way. We all have our own individual journey through this thing we call life. 

 

Meet Ari Dennis (they/them)

 

Ari Dennis is an educator and coach who over the last eleven years has presented on topics including LGBTQ+ cultural competency, gender creative parenting, and family dynamics. When not presenting, Ari participates in creating community resources by collaborating with academic researchers and crafting social media content through the project Ari Not Sorry. Through Ari Not Sorry they have been able to have an international and viral reach educating about gender with accumulated views on interviews and content of over 3 million.

 

Podcast Episode

In this episode, we talk about:

-       Being a vocal trans person

-       Trans validation

-       Turning Pride on and off

 

Quotables

 

“Pride means not just being vocal and being visible and being enthusiastic about my identity, but subtler, living as my life has the assumption of validity.” – Ari Dennis

 

“To be able to see others that were like me in my early years was so critical.” – Ari Dennis

 

“Pride isn’t something we turn on and off.” – Ari Dennis

 

Resources

 

Trevor Project

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

 

Orlando LGBT Center

http://www.thecenterorlando.org

 

Find Ari

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/arinotsorryed/

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/arinotsorryinsta/

 

Email

arinotsorry@gmail.com

 

 

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