Riley, Gina

Riley, Gina
Birth City
Birth State
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Former librarian and teacher - Cherokee Two-Spirit Shaman

I was still living as a man when I moved to in the year 2000. Having been outed as transgender, and fired at the Prep-School where I had been working, I was recruited at the National Librarians' Conference to be the Coordinator of Information and Technology at Mitchell High School, where I was again outed and fired. In 2007, after being outed and fired at CollegeAmerica, I transitioned to living full time as a woman. My storytelling-performances in The Story Project in Colorado Springs and for The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers are viewable on YouTube. I also sing karaoke and do an occasional standup open-mike.

First Place - Bowling This Month, Amateur Bowling Writers Contest
First Place - Best Creative Non-Fiction 2013, Loyola Maryland University Literary EZine
Master's Degree in Library Science - Bachelor's Degree in English, Wayne State University, Michigan
Published Works Book Jackets
Speaker Availability
Speaker Topics
Storytelling - Transgender - Theory of Mind - Education