SAVANNAH HAUK’S STORY
Have you ever wondered what the LGBTQ community is really about? Whether you are straight, gay, transgendered or something else I’m From Driftwood wants to create understanding of the LGBTQ community through story telling.
In her twenties, Savannah Hauk had a solid support system as a crossdresser in New York City. When her company relocated her to conservative upstate South Carolina, she at first found herself alone and unable to find anyone else that she could relate to. With the aid of her girlfriend, Savannah ultimately found an LGBTQ meetup group and learned that her community was broader than she originally thought.
Savannah Hauk tells of her experience to the I’m From Driftwood project during the inaugural NewYorkComingOut Transgender Conference in Manhattan.
Savannah Hauk’s I’m From Driftwood Video Interview
I’m From Driftwood envisions a world where every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer person feels understood and accepted, and every straight person is an ally.
I’m From Driftwood aims to help LGBTQ people learn more about their community, straight people learn more about their neighbors and everyone learn more about themselves through the power of storytelling and story sharing.
Increasing empathy and empowering individuals is accomplished by creating an apolitical forum for LGBTQ stories from every age, race, gender, background and culture. The stories deepen our understanding of each other, preserve history, and open hearts and minds.
The most personal and meaningful stories are shared when the storyteller is in a trust-worthy, welcoming, judgment-free environment. I’m From Driftwood strives to create that environment on every level, whether you’re a long-time supporter at one of IFD’s events or a first-time visitor to the site. Be yourself, be comfortable and let’s get to know each other.
Check out more LGBTQ+ community stories @ I’m From Driftwood.