As I Am - Shows

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  • Raven Mardirosian holds an M.A. in English (City College/CUNY) and is a published writer, teacher and speaker. She is also an accomplished photographer. For many years, she taught high school English in the NYC, MA and VT public school systems and now is a writing coach for clients who wish to improve their communication skills.
    Jim Nixon is with the Metro Wellness and Community Center and the premier Tampa Bay LGBT publication Watermark.







  • Christina Roach discuss 'Success for Steps', her program to assist blended families in creating a healthy, accepting environment for everyone involved.  She also talks about setting up the environment when young people come out to their parents.







  • Catalyzing a revolution of a human spirit for the evolution of all humanity Christian de la Huerta, a spiritual leader and master breathwork practitioner, has been a writer, speaker, retreat and group facilitator for the past 19 years. Author of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Coming Out Spiritually: The Next Step he is currently working on a new book, 'The Soul of Power'.

    He is an acclaimed speaker at East and West Coast spiritual, religious, queer and non-queer communities, and at universities nationwide, where audiences find Christian's message...







  • Chris Rudisill, the new executive director of St Pete Pride talks about upcoming Pride events and coming out to his mom.  Richard Mekdeci discusses music with a positive message and the work of emPower Music & Arts.







  • Forever Homes for Florida's Children with Shelbi Day, staff attorney with the ACLU of Florida LGBT Advocacy Project. Overturning the ban on adoption by LGBT couples in the State of Florida. Known as "The Queen of Heavy Mental," Jana Stanfield describes her music as "psychotherapy you can dance to."







  • Mel White is the author of one of the most pivotal spiritual books for the LGBT community "Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America" and Mel is also the founder of "Soul Force" the producer of the "Equality Ride". Sloan Wainwright sings "These Are the Days", and Equality Florida volunteer, Jack Crepeau gives us an update of GLBT legislative work in Tallahassee.







  • Reverend Jacki Belile, an ordained American Baptist minister, founded Living Well Ministries in Chicago in October 2007. People of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome at LWM classes and retreats. Inspired by the Welcoming and Affirming Churches Movement and the Faith and Health Movement, Jacki serves those who seek "living well" with others. The Soulforce Equality Riders give us an update from the road.







  • Jennifer Storm has traveled the country giving keynotes, lectures, workshops, and panel discussions regarding victims’ rights, LGBT rights, addiction and recovery, and civil rights. Her first memoir, "Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America", was published in 2008 by Hazelden Foundation. Her second memoir is "Leave the Light On: A Memoir of Recovery and Self-Discovery...







  • Host Robin Hankins discusses how As I Am began and how she hopes to help people live more authentically and to reconcile with their families of origin and faith communities.







  • Equality Florida Lobby Days and Equality Ride update.