What an amazing weekend in Cincinnati! I will never ever forget it as long as I live. I am so glad that we made the trip to Cincinnati to attend the Inside Out Trans Art Project Exhibit and Poetry Reading for the launch of the accompanying Anthology, "Inside Out: An Affirming Epiphany." I am one of two trans poets in the exhibit and the Anthology, and I also have a self-portrait in the exhibit and the anthology as well. The Anthology is a publication of SOS (Save Our Souls) Art.
I did not expect to be so emotional during my reading. As I made the introductory statement, "I have lived a lifetime as someone that I wasn't," I begin sobbing uncontrollably. Marilyn had to bring me a tissue while I was at the podium. But, it most definitely came from the heart, and the reception that Marilyn and I received was beyond beautiful.
A video of the event is available for viewing on the SOS Art Facebook page.
A copy of the Anthology may be purchased through SOS Art:
Barbara Marie Minney is a transgender woman, poet, writer, speaker, and quiet activist. She is a retired attorney and originally from West Virginia. Now based in Tallmadge, Ohio, her first collection of poetry entitled “If There’s No Heaven” was the winner of the 2020 Poetry Is Life Book Award and the Akron Beacon Journal Best Northeast Ohio Books 2020. It is available at www.poetryislifepublishig.com. Follow her at www.barbaramarieminneypoetry.com.