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Authentic Selves Exhibit

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by Shauna Anderson, Director

Libraries across the country have been caught in the crosshairs of a cultural backlash against the trans community. Here at PDL, we have experienced that firsthand, so I was thrilled when members of the Plymouth-Canton PFLAG chapter reached out about bringing the Authentic Selves exhibit to our community.  

This exhibit, and the companion book, combine personal photographs and first-hand narratives of trans and nonbinary individuals alongside their families.  It offers the wider community a thoughtful glimpse into the actual lived experiences of our neighbors and highlights the myriad ways that trans individuals contribute to the vibrant tapestry of our community and the wider world.  

The exhibit will be on display in the Dunning Room from November 8-22.  Additionally, PDL will be hosting a panel (in-person and online) with the creator of the exhibit along with three guests who are included in the book. (Register below.)

Listening to the stories of others is a powerful experience.  I hope that, as a community, we take this opportunity to learn and grow with open hearts.  And to those who see themselves represented in this exhibit, we see you, and we are glad that you are here.