For Indigo, a young gender-fluid person, the decision to live as their authentic self hasn’t been easy. Today Indigo speaks with poet Susannah Felts about the journey start their life over in Nashville while dealing with the hurdles of displacement, family disapproval and challenges with mental health. Then Susannah takes the patchwork of those experiences and turns them into poetry.
Versify is a production of Nashville Public Radio and The Porch — Nashville’s nonprofit literary center. Editing for this episode came from WPLN’s Mack Linebaugh with additional editing by Anita Bugg. The episode was written, hosted and produced by Joshua Moore. Today’s story and poem were recorded by Tasha Lemley at Music City Central.
The music is by Blue Dot Session and Scott Gratton— found through the Free Music Archive.
The show is distributed by PRX.