Hear Me Now is a storytelling program at Providence, created in partnership with StoryCorps. Hear Me Now’s mission is to give patients, loved ones, and caregivers a sacred space to share their stories and make healthcare more humane.

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All Providence Interviews

Holly Campbell-Polivka & Bentley Fox

Holly talks about being an advocate for her trans son and how that led her to bedoming a member of several PFAC (Patient Family Advisory Council) groups before she found one at the Institute for Human Caring that was advocating...

Cindy, Rowan, & Travis

Cindy & Rowan talk with their nine-year-old son Travis about his what it has been like for him to come out as transgender. In the few years since Travis has come out as transgender they have learned a lot about...

Jenn Burleton & Bentley Fox

Jenn talks about being of woman of transgender experience who also identifies as lesbian. Jenn is an advocate for the transgender community and a member of the Providence's PFAC (Patient Family Advisory Council) helping to make changes in healthcare for...

Sam Pelger & Erin Pelger

Erin talks with her son Sam about his coming out as trans. The hard conversations, the obstacles, and his desire to live openly and honestly. Getting to start testosterone and living as the person he has always been. Sam knows...

Evy & Holly

Being transgender has caused Evy to grow up quickly. At 14, she has now lived half her life as the girl she always wanted to be. She and her mother, Holly, share stories about the obstacles Evy has faced from...

Gwendolyn Patefield and Ian Stanley Posada

Gwendolyn shares her coming out as transgender story with Ian and even though it has costs her jobs, relationships, her home and for a time caused her to live in crisis, but being correctly gendered makes it all worthwhile

Carmen Marshall & Elbe

Carmen and Elbe met a few months prior at a support group Elbe started for parents of LGBTQ kids in their conservative town. They’re both parents of a transgendered child. Carmen talks about what she has learned and the support...

Aidan Key & Bentley Fox

Aidan shared stories with Bentley about his 25+ years of work in gender advocacy and gender diversity, who works with him on the Providence PFAC (Patient Family Advisory Council) board. Aidan wants people to know why this work is so...

Carmen Marshall & Bentley Fox

Carmen opened up with Bentley about a negative experience she had when she took her trans son to seek healthcare. Wanting to ensure that never happened again, Carmen became an advocate for her son's healthcare along with others who needed...

Karen & Daniel Bogard

Rabbi's, Karen and Daniel, discuss what it's like to raise a transgendered child in this politically charged atmosphere where the trans community is demonized. They recognize their circumstance is different than most because their child is growing up in a...