Traci Berry

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Born and raised in Central Arkansas, Traci Berry is a proud graduate of Sheridan High School. After high school, she received her B.A. in Education from Henderson State University, where she was a member of the Lady Reddie basketball team. In 2003, she received her Masters of Education from the University of Little Rock Arkansas,…

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José Gutiérrez

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José Gutiérrez is a proud gay man, Mexican born, who has lived in the state of Arkansas since age six. His creativity and talent as an artist have been fostered since early youth. José’s passion for fairness and equal treatment matured as he grew up based on his experience as an immigrant, person of color…

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Andrea Galindo

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Andrea is 25. She was born in Lubbock, TX and raised in Arkansas. She’s a super chill person and enjoys painting pictures with words. Andrea started spoken word her sophomore year of college when there was something inside of her to say. Now she uses words as a way to speak life to people. Most…

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Shelly Palumbo

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Shelly is originally from NYC and after a career in process research and development then corporate management she was forced to retire from her professional career after her first heart attack. Shelly decided to leave the New York City area and purchased a farm in a small town in North central Arkansas. Shelly is the…

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Clay Turner

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Clay Turner is from Leachville, Arkansas and graduated from Arkansas State University in May 2017 with a degree in political science and a minor in Spanish. In May 2019, Clay graduated from the University of Arkansas Clinton School, where he earned a Master’s of Public Service.

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Patrick McBride

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Patrick is a recent transplant to Little Rock from Washington D.C. This was his second storytelling performance, his first having been during 2017’s DC Pride as part of Story District’s Out/Loud: Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud show. Patrick believes shining light on our dark corners through sharing with others is what frees us.

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Aaron Perkins

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Aaron Perkins is the owner of Face Your Day Salon.  Prior to opening his own image consulting firm, Aaron worked at Vogue Magazine In New York City.  Aaron works with high profile clientele, weddings and regional, national and international pageants, and writes a regular beauty column for Celebrate Magazine. Aaron’s celebrity clients include John Legend,…

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Angela Spears-Gullette

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Angela is a native of Little Rock and graduated from Central High School and Arkansas State University.  Married with two daughters, 21 and 16 years old. She has always worked with animals in need and volunteers to assist native wildlife.  Her family has a small farm of rescued animals, usually rescued from someones plate. Angela…

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CC Carter

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Her work has received literary accolades scoring her a significant number of poetry and activism awards as well as being anthologized in over 35 literary collections. Her first collection of poetry, Body Language, was nominated for a 2003 Lambda Literary Award. She is the winner of a host of poetry slams, including winning the Fifth…

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Justin Sarlo

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Justin is a Little Rock native who is active in many areas of the LGBT community and beyond.  He has been involved in many charities including PFLAG New Hampshire and Renegades for a Cause (as a founding member).  Through Renegades for a Cause and on his own, he has assisted various organizations including Arkansas AIDS…

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