Panelists will share stories about the moments where a spark in their life occurred and created a mindset that more is possible. Some of these heartfelt stories have never been told and will demonstrate the power that everyone has to inspire others. After the discussion we’ll open up for Q&A to support your community and learn what you are facing and encourage everyone to remember there is always another chapter in your story.
Feb 24th, 2021
6:30 PM ET
Below are some of the people you might hear from
Jose Useche (he/him) is a queer Latinx actor, writer, and activist from Queens, NY. As an actor he has appeared on Broadway in The Inheritance, on HBO’s High Maintenance, and alongside Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale in the Acting Company’s 1-night-only production of the Rose Tattoo. As a writer he has been published in Mixed Mag, Awf Mag, and his web-series SLUT has appeared in the Baltimore Next Media Web Fest, the Official Latino Film Festival, Web Series Festival Global, and the Chicago Pride Film Festival. Connect with him online at @soyjoseuseche, www.jose-useche.com
Alex Hsie (she/her/hers)
Alexandra Hsie is a line producer and screenwriter. She won the 2015 Scriptapalooza 1 Hour Category competition with her spec script for The Walking Dead and is currently in a writers' room for an indie television pilot. Her short film that she directed, wrote, and produced, titled Delivering, premiered at the New York Short Film Festival, screened at the NYWIFT Fall Shorts Festival, and was a Finalist in the New York Film & TV Festival. Alex has worked with Hasbro, Nexium, Pringles, TJ Maxx, and Pfizer. www.alexandrahsie.com
Devin-Norelle is a professional model, advocate, media figure, and opinion writer, with published work in GQ, Teen Vogue, Allure, them, and Out Magazine, among others. Ze has walked in New York Fashion Week shows for Chromat and dapperQ, and was featured in the 2019 Stonewall 50 Pride Campaign for New York City Pride and the clothing company, Bonobos. In 2019, Ze was nominated for The Queerties Underground Style Trendsetter, and was later awarded the Callen Lorde Transcendence Award for ze's advocacy in uplifting the trans community. @steroidbeyonce
Jordan Reeves (they/she/he) is a queer, trans and non-binary ethical vegan and an auncle (queer word for aunt/uncle) to five absolutely crazy nieces and nephews. Jordan started VideoOut in 2016, with the belief that our stories will change the world and has reached millions with solidarity and support. In 2020, he started VideoOut Entertainment to work alongside the most talented creators to tell stories that are too often missing in the canon of television and film. Follow along @danjorree and @videoout
Katy Chatel (she/ze) is a gender-expansive, solo, queer parent, unschooling her 7-year old. She's the Director of Development at VideoOut and a writer, centering the impact of underheard stories. Katy’s books Chasing Laura and Make Me Whole are LGBTQ+ coming-of-age tales. Pre-pandemic ze was recruited to become a Philly Roller Derby Passayunk Punk. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Medium.
AJ Sarcione is the founder of Get Your Shine and the the personality quiz The Shine Scale™. He's an international motivational speaker and a corporate culture consultant. Prior to this work, he is credited with establishing and leading internal marketing at Yahoo, and was the head of mojo, leading employee experience for Verizon. @ajsarcione
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