Community conversations are dialogue opportunities for individuals to discuss issues, brainstorm solutions, or simply share and grow together. These conversations can be designed for targeted or diverse groups and for large or small numbers of people. Denina has expertise working in the areas of trauma healing and recovery, addiction recovery, mental health recovery, and LGBTQIA+ lived and allied experience. The format and techniques used for community conversations respects the confidentiality of the storyteller and encourages trauma-informed approaches to sharing space together.

Connect with Denina to learn more about community conversations.

Allies in Liminal Space: Stories of Gender, Sexuality, & Identity is a current story-collecting project of Sage Action Consulting. To better understand lived experience, we need to listen to peoples’ stories and hear life from their perspective navigating the good and bad of their own very personal journey. The intention is to have conversations with those with lived LGBTQIA+ experience and their allies. These conversations will make up a book, Allies in Liminal Space: Stories of Gender, Sexuality, and Identity. The hope is that this book and the stories it contains will help anyone who wants to learn how to be an ally and hold healing space for those with lived LGBTQIA+ experience.

If you’re interested in learning more or sharing your story of lived LGBTQIA experience or being an ally, send an email to

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