Tag Archives: Late Bloomer

Joyce

Joyce talks about her experience living on women’s land in southern Manitoba and reflects on women’s community.

Joyce’s story is one of a series from the VLSCS Coffee Talk group, shot with the generous sponsorship of the Victoria Lesbian Senior Care Society and an anonymous donor. The purpose of the VLSCS is to support lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build community through public education and social action. www.VLSCS.ca

Sharon

Sharon talks about her long term partner’s end of life and the work they both did to to find peace and acceptance within that.

Sharon’s story is one of a series from the VLSCS Coffee Talk group, shot with the generous sponsorship of the Victoria Lesbian Senior Care Society and an anonymous donor. The purpose of the VLSCS is to support lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build community through public education and social action. www.VLSCS.ca

Deidra

Deidra is a strong union and trans activist. She talks about her transition and how positive a change it was for her. Deidra works in a carpentry shop for the City of Regina and was the first person to transition while employed by the city. She is now in her third term with the National Pink Triangle Committee with CUPE.

Deidra’s story is one of a series of stories collected at the Moving Trans* History Forward Symposium, put on by the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria in March of 2014. The MT*HF symposium graciously allowed onmyplanet.ca to record stories on site during the symposium.

Terry

Terry’s story was recorded a few years ago (in fact he was one of the first!) and the video has just resurfaced now. Terry talks candidly about his experiences in life and the variety of careers he’s had – a waiter, a musician and a sex-ed porn star. Terry continues to take the bull by the horns as an HIV advocate and as a musician and street performer. Visit Terry’s Youtube Channel here. Terry or Tee Jay was also written about recently in Positive Living Magazine. You can download the issue for free here

Peggy

Peggy talks about leaving the convent in Ireland to come to Canada and her life adventures once she got here. Please take a moment to watch Peggy’s story.

Peggy’s story is one of a series from the VLSCS Coffee Talk group, shot with the generous sponsorship of the Victoria Lesbian Senior Care Society and an anonymous donor. The purpose of the VLSCS is to support lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build community through public education and social action. www.VLSCS.ca