Transgender advocate shares her story of ‘Becoming Darcy’ April 27 at BSC

 Apr 20 2016
Transgender advocate shares her story of ‘Becoming Darcy’ April 27 at BSC
Award-winning transgender advocate Darcy Jeda Corbitt-Hall shares her experiences of transitioning in a small, conservative southern town, where she discovered that loving yourself gives ordinary people the strength to do extraordinary things. She will tell her story at a free public event on Wednesday, April 27, at noon and 7 p.m. in the Basin Electric Auditorium, National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College.
 
The event is sponsored by the BSC Embracing Diversity team and Dakota OutRight.
 
Corbitt-Hall will discuss how to make our communities more open and accepting of transgender individuals through policy and social changes in the tristate area. She has shared her story with thousands of people across the United States, spoken to over 100 panels and delivered workshops and guest lectures to classes at multiple universities.
 

About Darcy Jeda Corbitt-Hall
In 2011, Corbitt-Hall was publicly outed to her family and as a result lost most of her family, many friends and her future was uncertain. Through tremendous resilience, undying hope and extraordinary courage, she has overcome terrible odds to find joy and meaning.
 
Corbitt-Hall became an active transgender advocate in 2012. In 2014 she was instrumental in adding gender identity and expression to the non-discrimination policy at Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English. During her time there, she was honored with Equality Alabama’s Steph Light Youth Activist Award. Today she is a clinical scientist currently working toward a Ph. D. in Psychological Clinical Science at the University of North Dakota. He research is broadly focused on peer relations in adolescence and young adulthood.
 
About Bismarck State College
Bismarck State College, an innovative community college in Bismarck, N.D., offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities. For more information, visit bismarckstate.edu.