Stacey Rice looking at the camera and smiling. The St. Johns Bridge is visible in the background.

The Gift of Our Stories with Stacey Rice

Stacey Rice is a speaker, educator, and storyteller who grew up in the rural South and now lives in Portland. In this episode, part of our series on belonging, Stacey shares with us the pivotal role that stories played throughout her journey as a sixty-six-year-old transgender woman and what it has meant for her to gather and share the stories of other elder LGBTQ+ adults in Oregon as a 2023 Community Storytelling Fellow. Later in the episode, we also hear from Sara Wiener of Bend, who sat down with Stacey to talk about some of her experiences over many decades of living in Central Oregon.  

Show Notes

Stacey Rice is a sixty-six-year-old transgender woman who found her way to Oregon from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina over eleven years ago. She is a 2023 Community Storytelling Fellow and former executive co-director of Q Center, the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest. For her work at the Q Center and in the greater Portland community, she was recognized as a Queer Hero by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Stacey at

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