Articles by Shannon Sanderson
Shannon Sanderson is a bisexual, polyamorous, married mother of 3. She grew up in Anchorage but now lives in Wasilla with her chosen family, and is a a part-time student at UAA working towards a Psychology degree.
Pariah, a critically acclaimed film about a 17-year-old African-American woman embracing her lesbian identity, will screen at UAA on Friday, November 2, and will be followed by a discussion on acceptance in honor of Mya Dale. The event is free and open to the public.
Many people who attended Mya Dale’s funeral last Friday were angered or upset by what they took from the pastor’s eulogy, and some of that anger found its way onto Facebook. Shannon Sanderson responds.
Shannon Sanderson reports on how the LGBTQA community is responding to the apparent failure of Proposition 5: “We’ve built a stronger and more tolerant Anchorage, and we know we have farther to go.”
Everybody knows what Identity is and does — but do they? Shannon Sanderson wrote this profile of the organization for a class at UAA this past June — and we thought everyone should get a chance to know Identity better.
Out in the Silence was shown two nights ago (Sunday, Nov. 6th) at Out North. It was an excellent turnout of students, families, allies, and friends to address the issue of bullying of our teens that is brought up in the video.
Several members of the Alaska LGBT community recently attended Community Building for Alaska sponsored by the Alaska Community Foundation & Alaska Pacific University, joining other Alaskans from throughout the state in a two-day program in experiential education on how to build community. We welcome one attendee, Shannon Sanderson, as a new contributor to Bent Alaska.