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Saturday, September 9 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Radical Storytelling Through Independent Journalism presented by The Curve Foundation

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Independent journalists have the freedom to write the news without worrying about ad sales, corporate interests, or celebrity endorsements. Panelists Johnson, Medina, and Reed will discuss both the challenges and expansive possibilities in serving queer, trans, and BIPOC communities through their radical, independent storytelling.

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Travers Johnson

Founder and CEO, Queerency
Travers Johnson (he/him) is the Founder & CEO of Queerency, an LGBTQ+ business media startup, and is the Creator of LGBTQ+ Business Week, an annual 7-day celebration of queer-owned small businesses. He is an award-winning content strategist and editor with 15 years of experience in... Read More →
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Leo Aquino

Independent Journalist, Queer & Trans Wealth
Leo Aquino is a freelance reporter covering anti-capitalist personal finance, previously at Insider. They have spoken to dozens of Americans about how policies like student loan forgiveness, abortion access, and anti-trans legislation affect their finances. Leo recently started a... Read More →
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Erin Reed

Independent Journalist, Erin In The Morning
Erin Reed (she/her) is a transgender journalist, content creator, and activist based in Washington, D.C.. She tracks LGBTQ+ legislation around the United States for her subscription newsletter, Erin In The Morning. Her work has been featured in the AP, Reuters, The New York Times... Read More →
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Alex Medina

Community Reporter, Boyle Heights Beat
Alex Medina is a community reporter for the nonprofit Boyle Heights Beat, a local nonprofit in Los Angeles that mentors youth in the field of journalism. An alumnus of the program himself, Medina returned this past year to give back to the community he calls home after graduating... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Regency C2 (Floor 2M)