I Know I'm Not Me

I Know I'm Not Me

Synopsis

LGBTQ students at NYC's Harvey Milk High School transform lyrical spoken-word pieces into compelling narratives about gender identity.

About

LGBTQ students at Harvey Milk High School transform lyrical spoken-word pieces into compelling narratives about gender identity and sexuality, the process of coming out, and the complexity of labels. Intended to educate teachers and students about the LGBTQ youth experience in public schools, these voices are self-aware, thoughtful, and empowering. This book serves as a guide for all students, helping young people thrive, rather than merely survive, the school experience.

Curriculum Embedded Project

Nicole Dixon, an ELA teacher at the Harvey Milk High School, sought to fill the thematic holes in her curriculum by exploring the uniquely diverse stories of her students. The stories in this collection were workshopped with The Moth, as part of the MothSHOP Community Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to oral narrative.

Specifications

  • Author: Students at the Harvey Milk High School in partnership with the MothSHOP Community Program 2008-09
  • Price: 14.95
  • Year of Publication: 2009
  • Binding: Paperback
  • # of pgs.: 111

Reviews

"Moving... heartfelt, I Know I'm Not Me is the story of our generation of queer youth lifted onto the back of their predecessors who opened up the current spaces for their stories."

s j Miller, Associate Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Director, Master of Arts in Teaching English