Episode 4: Of Pizza and Identity
Moments of self discovery--those big "a-ha!" moments where we finally wrap our heads around some truth we've been bread-crumbing down the trail--often happen during challenging times, or when some new perspective is suddenly and unavoidably shoved in our face. But sometimes, we gain a new understanding of who we are because we see ourselves in someone else. And if we're really lucky, we get to experience these moments with friends and community. And if we're really, really lucky, we get to discover who we are with pizza. Such was the case for a young Jess Clark. In this episode, hear the story of how a restaurant called Back Road Pizza was integral to his coming out trans as a young person, and how the place still plays a role in his life as a grown up and a parent.
To hear more from Jess, check out the awesome Buffering the Vampire Slayer podcast, on which he's a regular contributor. You'll hear his pearls of wisdom regarding sexual violence and the prevention thereof--something he's been working on for over a decade at Solace Crisis Treatment Center.