Oct 11, 2019
Here at the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast, we love all our stories equally. For the most part. At the risk of breaking that objectivity, though...this is a really, really good one, y'all. Possibly one of our favorites. In April 2016, Kadon Izaac Sellers opened up the Contradictions show with a story that's both heartfelt and hilarious, both tragic and beautiful. It's about clothing, and gender, and the military, but mostly about the experience of being a trans person in America. From Kadon's Odyssey bio:
I was born and raised in Nebraska in the 90s by a policeman and a real estate agent. Two days after my 19th birthday, I followed my grandfathers’ footsteps and went to basic military training. I’ve been stationed in Italy, Wyoming, Texas, and Arizona. My first career in the military was security forces, where I accomplished one of my greatest achievements and made it onto a specialized tactical team. I am now an intelligence analyst transferring from active duty into the reserves.
This episode was performed and recorded in front of a live audience at The Screening Room in Tucson, AZ, on April 7th, 2016, and was curated by Sarah K. Smith. For more information about Odyssey Storytelling, please visit www.odysseystorytelling.com