‘I Am Enough’ targets LGBTQ youth suicide

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A message of hope, courage and self-empowerment from national touring artist Pandora Scooter as she brings her show, “I Am Enough,” to Salt Lake City.

I AM ENOUGH is about suicide prevention and self-confidence building for LGBTQ youth. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Trevor Project (a national LGBTQ suicide hotline), it is apparent that we lose two to five LGBT youth every day to suicide.

“This is an epidemic,” says Scooter, “And I decided I had to do something about it.”

The show is inspired by the thousands of LGBTQ youth, ages 10–24, who kill themselves every year. Scooter’s aim is to help bring that number down to zero.

“There are nearly 8 million LGBT youth in the United States and they are disproportionately plagued with suicidal ideation and attempts, compared to their straight peers,” Scooter says on her website.

“I Am Enough” follows the story of Pan, a woman of color who struggles with rejection from her parents and friends, for being queer and for being different. After attempting suicide, Pan finds herself in a hospital where, with the help of a fantastic counselor and her inner strength, she realizes she wants to live, thrive and that she is enough.

Scooter is the winner of the Spoken Knowledge DNC Contest for her anti-prejudice poem “Other,” cast in reality spoken word television show, RELE, and endorsed by International Folk Poet Alix Olson and hailed as a Spoken Word Rock Star.

WHEN: Saturday APRIL 25th at 7pm
WHERE: The Sorenson Unity Center 1383 South 900 West, Salt Lake City
COST: This event is FREE and open to ALL ages.

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