Queer is in the Eye of the Newcomer


Liz Miller facilitated Queer is in the Eye of the Newcomer in coordination with the project Express, SOY Support Our Youth, and Jane’s Walk. Youth participants led a walking tour of a local neighborhood and the project eventually became an interactive documentary developed with Korsokow software. Many of the participants had fled families or countries that were homophobic. Due to risks to the participants’ safety, regular discussions about consent took place throughout the project. Liz used a method developed by Witness that involves asking participants to imagine a “worst case scenario,” to ensure each participant is ready to assume any potential risks and to plan around these. Working in close coordination with partners and following well thought-through safety protocols was key to ensuring the participants’ safety throughout the experience.