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Jordan Reeves

Jordan Reeves is a former science educator from Hueytown, Alabama who's passionate about several things: vegetarianism, the environment, animated Disney movies, Dolly Parton, and the LGBTQ community.

Forced to leave his job after the financial collapse of 2008, Reeves moved to New York City where he entered the world of creative digital media. He helped start TED's education initiative, TED-Ed, where he worked to grow the content library and build a community around lessons that can change the world. Today, there are hundreds of videos that have been viewed over 553,000,000 times.

After TED and a number of consulting jobs, Reeves started VideoOut, a nonprofit that amplifies the voices of the LGBTQ community by highlighting individual coming out stories, giving a voice to the underrepresented via a new editorial platform designed specifically for LGBTQ people, and hosting an annual summit that identifies and tackles the systemic challenges facing the LGBTQ community.

An Invitation To Community: Being Yourself

In our last post of this series on community, Jordan Reeves shares his moving reflections…