Here is an event taking place this Saturday, August 6 featuring Liberated Muse member Wallace Boyd:
Dear Friend of Creativity
This is it: the show YOU have been waiting for. It promises to be unlike any dinner theater experience you've ever had!
All Aboard! Join Tour Director Wally B and guests for an evening of poetic storytelling, singing, and drumming about overcoming adversity through the power of creativity, compassion, and community.
A FORTY-DOLLAR ($40) DONATION IS SUGGESTED, WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITING THE WANDA ALSTON HOUSE, A HOUSING FACILITY FOR LGBTQ YOUTH ABANDONED BY THEIR FAMILIES.
"Young people particularly are vulnerable. Being different has forced them out of their homes," said Earline Budd, founder of Transgender Health Empowerment.
Wally B, a native of East Alabama and West Georgia, has experienced homophobia within his family and the larger society. He has intentionally practiced creativity, since 1997, to heal from the trauma. Having gone from hurting to healing to helping, he invites others to return to wholeness through creativity. His work has been featured in The Washington Blade, The Washington Post, and on National Public Radio.
He has taught writing, knitting, and spinning classes across the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states, including at The John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C.
When he is not performing, Wally B plays a trolley conductor in Washington, D.C.
The event is the first event of the LGBTQ Fundraising Group "Friends of Jadon" which specializes in raising funds to support under-served LGBTQ communities.
A light supper will be served from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. The performance begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.
If you cannot attend the performance and would like to make a contribution, please make checks payable to "Transgender Health Empowerment", write "Wanda Alston House" on the memo line and send to T.H.E. Inc.; 1414 North Capitol Street, NW; Washington, D.C. 20001