Queer Country Crossroads: Stories of Rural 2SLGBTQIAP+ Life | Brant County, Ontario
Mabe Kyle is a disabled queer white settler who lives on their family’s farm on Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Attawandaron territory along the Haldimand Tract. They are a creative professional with a passion for healing and self expression who has practiced and honed their skills in six countries. With a strong foundation in social justice and leadership experiences, their open mindedness and active engagement in continued learning, enables them to have a unique perspective to problem solving and the development of communities. Mabe is currently an Expressive Arts Therapist in training and a peer support worker in practice.
About the Project
Queer Country Crossroads will create a multimedia oral history storytelling project where Mabe interviews multiple rural 2SLGBTQIAP+ folks on their lived experiences. This project will share their stories in different formats and through different platforms that they feel comfortable with to amplify their voices. The project's final goal would be to create a documentary as well as a book with photography, interview transcript text, and the Changemaker's own reflections of doing the project. In addition, Mabe hopes to host zine making workshops for youth to create and distribute a “rural queer survival guide” to libraries and at public pride events in rural Ontario.