Archives: OBV Testimonials

Scott Strickland

I had the opportunity to work with Paul and Our Bold Voices as I crafted my first attempt at storytelling. It was an experience of growth and maturing that I

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Noah Grabeel

Working with Our Bold Voices has developed a deeper understanding of my own writing and my voice within the larger LGBTQI2S+/queer community. I’ve always loved processing pieces in the workshop

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Heidimarie Goertzen

Paul Iarrobino came to Benson Polytechnic High School to share with Modern World History students his personal stories and the heroes that built the LGBTQ+ movement in America. Starting with

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Jamison Green

I’ve contributed to quite a few essay anthologies over the years, but none has been so thoughtfully curated or as communally nurtured as “Covidology” under the helmsmanship of Paul Iarrobino.

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Shere Coleman

It was during a storytelling event that Paul offered me an invitation to submit a Covid story for his proposed anthology. Until then, I knew nothing of Our Bold Voices

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Rachelle Basso

Paul Iarrobino, along with author and LGBT+ historian Jim Sutherland, presented an informative and moving World AIDS Day virtual program for the Henderson Libraries District. Paul led the discussion with

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Brenda Culhane

Paul was so helpful to me in preparing my story. He totally understood my challenges with COVID and brain fog and gently guided me where I needed to go. His

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Attendee

Each story had it’s own resonance for me. Brenda led with such grace, power and insight; Bee shared an amazing internal capacity to grow through their pain, sorrow, and strengths;

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Michael Murphy

Paul is an invaluable member of our community. He brings laughter, joy, and lightheartedness, but also honesty and candor to everything he does. His welcoming demeanor immediately puts everyone at

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Jade Schey

Being given the opportunity to learn storytelling skills and receive mentorship from Paul is a dream come true! I was supported to dig into my history and weave together years

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