LGBTQ+ Writers' Weekend 2023: Panel on The Art of Resilience and Expression

Sat Oct 28 2023 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

GrubStreet Center for Creative Writing | Boston

LGBTQ+ Writers' Weekend 2023: Panel on The Art of Resilience and Expression
Join us for a panel of LGBTQ+ mental health professionals discussing the cross-sections of art, expression, identity, and resilience.
About this Event

Join us for a panel with three LGBTQ+ mental health professionals as they discuss the cross-sections of art, expression, identity, and resilience. Panelists include Sabrina Sarro (they/them), LCSW, MFA; Corey Martin Fitzgerald (he/him), M.Ed., LMHC; and Jeff Brody (he/him), LMHC.

Presenter Bios:

Corey Martin Fitzgerald (he/him), M.Ed., LMHC was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since 2019, Corey has served as a Psychotherapist and the Coordinator for Outreach & Programming at Brown University’s Counseling & Psychological Service. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Higher Educational Leadership at Johnson and Wales University-Providence, where he researches belonging for Black queer femmes. Corey holds a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Louisiana State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Louisiana Tech University. Previous professional appointments include Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University. Corey personally enjoys many creative outlets of expression: baking, pottery, attending plays/musicals, singing in choral ensembles, and most recently acting. Corey is the father of an adorable 3-year-old tuxedo cat named George, and the Guncle-Godfather to the cutest 1-year-old named Ella.

Jeff Brody (he/him) is an artist/therapist/gardener/transguy. He is a 66-year-old Jewish New Yorker who lives south of Boston with his partner. Jeff came out as a lesbian at 13, went to a women’s college, and lived for decades as an underemployed butch dyke carpenter and graphic designer. He got a masters in art therapy in the early 90s, transitioned in the late 90s, and moved from NY state to New England. Jeff has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings and has had a solo private practice since 2008, seeing mostly neurodivergent and/or trans clients of all ages. He has been a lifelong activist and organizer. His resilience is rooted in nature, art, irreverence, connection, and solitude.

Sabrina Sarro (they/them/theirs or just Sabrina) is a NYC-based queer, disabled, trans* mixed-race Black psychotherapist, pelvic pain consultant, and memoirist. A graduate of Columbia University, they hold both an LCSW and MFA. Sabrina is passionate about all things healing, specifically the relationship between interpersonal vulnerability/expression and thriving. They work mostly within queer and POC spaces, and are clinically trained in EMDR, DBT, and CBT. They are an alumnus of Bread Loaf, Martha's Vineyard, SLICE, Squaw Valley, Lambda Literary, and Yale. They are dedicated to helping create sanctuary states for individuals and communities, both internally and environmentally. When they aren't meeting with patients, you can find them doing Orange Theory, Pilates, Walking, Reading, Writing, Singing, Playing, Laughing, and Listening.

Registration Info:

This event is free to attend! Be sure to register via the free ticket on this page, as space is limited.

Accessibility Notes:

  • Masking is REQUIRED for this event. Please make sure you have your mask with you!
  • This event includes ASL interpretation.

About GrubStreet's Writers' Weekends:

This event is part of Be Queer, Write Books: GrubStreet's 2023 LGBTQ+ Writers' Weekend. Learn more about Writers' Weekends and GrubStreet's events programming here.

is the nation's largest creative writing center and Boston's premiere literary destination bringing people from all backgrounds together over a shared love of writing and reading. Located in Boston's Seaport District, GrubStreet’s Center for Creative Writing is features workshops and events for writers at all stages, community lounges for members to write and read, a bookstore run by Porter Square Books: Boston Edition, Fabulist Cafe (serving delicious coffee, tea, food, and wine and beer), a podcast studio available for rent, and innovative literary events on the Calderwood Writers' Stage amplifying Boston's diverse writing community, spotlighting pressing social issues, and serving up literary wonder. Learn more at, and get ready to join a dynamic community of writers at the heart of Boston's literary scene.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

GrubStreet Center for Creative Writing, 50 Liberty Drive, Boston, United States


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