Out of Space: Creating Safe Spaces in Unlikely Places

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Are you a safe space?

Julio C. Roman's groundbreaking memoir and leadership guide for LGBTQIA+ advocates suggests that safe spaces are not rooms with four walls and a door. Safe spaces are people-leaders whose values, words, and actions invite and encourage every individual in their presence to express their fully authentic self.

Leaders embody those spaces physically, and they embody them on social media. They create them by sharing the values of worth, acceptance, and self-esteem with every life they touch.

But what happens when our safe spaces are violated?

What happens when the people we love, especially those who represent safety, are taken from us?

How do we deal with what we are witnessing, and where do we start picking up the pieces?

By sharing his own poignant struggle to overcome the emotional scars of violence and abuse, Roman demonstrates the critical importance of safe spaces for every marginalized voice.

Whether you're a young LGBTQIA+ person, a community-based organizer or ally, an LGBTQIA+ rights advocate, a business leader, an HR representative, or anyone else who wants to create a safe space for others, Out of Space can help you learn how to do it-and what being a safe space truly means.

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing
Pub date: May 17, 2022
280 pages
Format: Paperback