Pope Francis in the US prompts interest in Priest Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis’ visit to the US had me scrambling. Along with others who’ve spoken out about the need for change in the Catholic Church. I had three calls for interviews just before and then during the Pope’s visit. Here are audio clips from two of those. Seattle’s KUOW had me on to talk specifically about […]

Five Things I Never Thought I’d See

mary dispenza surrounded by young LGBT activists at Seattle Pride tivists

A confession: I never thought I would see this day Though I’ve worked hard for the acceptance of same-sex couples, I never really believed I would see the day when I could marry the person I loved. I never thought I would see the day that my transgender friends would be granted their rightful place […]

The Power of Story: Our greatest tool for healing, change & connection

Rudyard Kipling quote - If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

Stories About Story As I prepared to send out copies of my memoir, SPLIT, A Child, A Priest, and the Catholic Church to reviewers, I decided to include a letter with each one. So last week I worked with a designer to create a letterhead. When she asked if I wanted a tag line on […]

Best of 2014: I’m honored my story is included on this list

mary dispenza on stage

It’s time for all the Best of 2014 lists And I’m on one of them! I’m so blessed. My coming out story was chosen as one of the best of 2014. And I was invited to tell it again on December 2nd at A Guide To Visitors, Seattle’s longest running personal storytelling event. The evening […]