P. Kristen Enos with Heidi Ho
May 14, 2017
Author P. Kristen Enos has a story to tell as an Asian-American activist for LGBT+ and women’s rights, but she chooses an unlikely medium in which to tell it: a comic strip. The 2017 Lambda Literary Awards finalist, “Active Voice,” captures challenging, poignant and funny moments in Enos’ journey from college student to corporate employee to activist. Enos will join us, along with contributor Heidi Ho, to discuss her work, how humor can educate and how her stories illustrate the challenges we face today.
About the guest
P. Kristen Enos is a self-described Asian-American, lesbian, feminist activist. In the late 1980’s, she had her first exposure to LGBT+ activism in the heart of Orange County, California. Her professional writing career began in 1994 with her column “Active Voice” in The Orange County And Long Beach Blade Gay & Lesbian Magazine, where she also contributed as a journalist and photographer. Her fantasy novels “Creatures Of Grace” and “The Queens And Kings Of The Seas” were both finalists in the Pacific Book Awards. She currently writes the comics “Web Of Lives” and “Web Of Lives: Demons.” Her latest graphic novel, “Active Voice The Comic Collection” is a finalist in the 2017 Lambda Literary Awards and the 2017 Golden Crown Literary Society Awards.
About The Forum
The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.
About the host
The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of “The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau” and “The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God,” and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post.
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