We're ready branch out into another allied health profession! Hector and Natalie are joined by Alvin Pineda, Occupational Therapist of OT Outside the Box. Alvin gives us a crash course on what Occupational Therapists do and describes his experience as a queer OT. How are LGBTQIA+ issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy the same? How are they different?
Connor Mahon of LGBTQ+ CSD Student Association talks about applying to grad school, starting student diversity groups, cultural competency, and more.
Our first international Proud Professional, Niall Taylor of The NBSP speaks about being an SLP in Australia.
A multigenerational SLP conversation! Jim (Baby Boomer), Natalie (Gen-X), Hector (Millenial), and Alyssa (Gen-Y) talk queer history.
Jim Cartwright of Speech Paths for Compassion and Social Justice joins us to tell his Proud Professional story.
WARNING: This episode contains discussions of sexual assault and domestic violence. Listener discretion advised.
Hector and Natalie discuss the question whether there's a common personality type among SLPs.
Lauren Sharpe-Payne returns to have a conversation with Hector and Natalie about racism in the professional environment and within the queer community. Articles discussed include Racism runs deep in professionalism culture, White gay privilege exists all year, but it is particularly hurtful during Pride, and Measuring Multiple Minority Stress: The LGBT People of Color Microaggressions Scale.
Lauren Sharpe-Payne of Speak from the Heart speaks about her coming out story, how she decided she wanted to be an SLP, transitioning from pediatric to adult therapy, and more!
Shayne Kimble returns to tell us his proud professional story. Discussions include queer role models, family dynamics when coming out, being a male therapist in the NICU, and more!