intergenerational audio stories
led by LGBTQ youth
What does our past, present, and future sound like? What can we learn from our LGBTQ elders?
Youspeak Radio is an audio project that explores intergenerational dialogs led by LGBTQ+ youth. In this project, youth participants produce audio stories through their voice and viewpoint, addressing their concerns regarding the past, present, and future. Youspeak Radio is an extension of the Youth Ambassadors for Queer History program organized by ONE Archives Foundation.
Each youth participant interviews and is paired with an LGBTQ +adult leader through a process managed by staff in order to ensure youth privacy and safety. Over a four-month period, participants acquire knowledge in storytelling, audio documentary, and oral history, in addition to learning about LGBTQ+ history and collections from partner institution ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.* Final audio stories are released at an event featuring a guest speaker, along with invited family, friends, and community members.