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Wednesday, May 24 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Power & Privilege of Language & Swagger

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This presentation is a narrative of my world. The world, where I fit and function as one of them but I am not; the happiness and personal guilt of living my heteronormative life as a privileged white educated feminine lesbian. I will discuss everything from heteronormativity to clothing choices and all things in between. This is a very personal story filled with laughs, tears, and growth; I use my own life, family, and choices to open up dialogue surrounding privilege and power, and sexuality and gender. I will encourage participants to challenge their own thoughts and language by framing notions of gender and sexuality in manageable pieces. Some people don’t ask questions because they are fearful of offending or sounding uneducated / ignorant As a result we don’t ask questions, don’t have difficult conversation, don’t push our own boundaries and don’t learn. I try and create an environment where people can ask questions, and learn through conversation and real life examples. My hope in this presentation is to create conversation to help people feel included in difficult conversations, let people imagine how similar individuals really are and inspire people to look at their own lives and worlds in different ways.

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Trina O'Brien Leggott

APLA 2017, Program Committee
Happily retired after 30 years, more or less, in libraries. I'm enjoying library association activities, travelling and doing as I please!


Wednesday May 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Grafton Room Rodd Charlottetown