Sarah Kapostasy, LPC, is the founder of Sarah Kapostasy Consulting. She has provided education and training to a variety of professionals, particularly within the field of public health, for the past 10 years. Sarah was formerly a Mental Health Specialist with the CARE program at Austin Travis County Integral Care, providing counseling and case management to individuals with a mental health diagnosis living with HIV. She is currently the Clinical Director of Out Youth, directing clinical services and social services including case management, group, individual, and family counseling for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 12 – 23 in Central Texas. Sarah also currently overseas the Transgender Wellness pilot program, which provides services to trans-identified adults, in partnership with the Kind Clinic. Sarah served as the co-chair of the mental health and social services committee with the Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition for this first annual conference.
Caden Campbell works as a Development Associate for the largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization in the state, Equality Texas. They came to Austin three years ago by way of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and attended Seminary of the Southwest, where they received their first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. With a degree in English Language and Literature from Sweet Briar College, Caden’s research interests have included the historical “outsider” in largely cis-heteronormative societies and the theology of gender and sexuality. Their most recent publications include “From Arkansas to Texas, Trans Day of Visibility: A Personal Narrative” (2021), “Into the Wilderness” on Seminary of the Southwest’s blog, Sowing Holy Questions (2019). As well as a co-authored chapter in Genny Beeman’s Trans People in Higher Ed (SUNY Press, 2019), which explored the personal experiences of a queer librarian and a trans student in a Southern women’s college, calling for more inclusive policies regarding the admittance and retention of trans students. Today, they live in Austin with their wife, Jennifer and pets, Tony, Gumbo, and Agatha Christie.
This episode is a very interactive conversation. Sarah and Caden discusses the experiences of LGBTQIA+ youth. They discuss gender identity in light of the question Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:15).