PRYSM Advisors

Stephanie Reyes,

Deputy Director of OUTMemphis

Staff Member: Visit Steph’s staff page HERE

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Zodiac sign: Aries

Where did you grow up?: Queens, NY

Dogs or cats?: I have two giant, lovable rescue dogs who love to monitor the perimeter of our house and ensure no cats, rambunctious teens or mail delivery people come to visit. 

Cupcakes or Ice cream?: Yes. 

Facebook or Twitter?: Instagram!

Favorite Place to eat in Memphis:  Can’t decide. Too many delicious options!

Favorite Emoji and why: The laughing face! I like the shorthand of it. Nobody really likes writing out haha. 

Hobbies: I love watching movies! I also recently started learning how to play the piano and I bake a lot!

Why do you want to be a PRYSM advisor?:  I started PRYSM years ago because the center needed a space for high school aged kids to find community. I love being part of the group and providing that safe space to figure out who you are.

If you are a comfortable queer, trying to understand which identity feels right for you, or not even out yet, there’s a place for you here. Join us!

April

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Where did you grow up?: All over! But mostly Jonesboro, AR and Fort Walton Beach, FL (near Destin)

Dogs or Cats: Both, but I find cats to be more relatable

Cupcakes or ice cream: Cupcakes

Facebook or Twitter: Twitter

Favorite place to eat in Memphis: The Pho Binh lunch buffet ?

Favorite emoji and why: My most used emoji is ?because everything makes me laugh, but my favorite is probably ? because it makes me think of the warm fuzzies you get when you’re around the people you love.

Hobbies: Going out with friends, reading, crafting, watching horror movies

Why do you want to be a PRYSM advisor: To help create more safe spaces for queer youth — and maybe by proxy I will learn how to stay young at heart!

Dylan

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Where did you grow up?: Sunny Tacoma Washington!

Dogs or cats?: Both

Cupcakes or Ice cream?: Ice cream

Facebook or Twitter?: Instagram

Favorite Place to eat in Memphis: City Silo. They have amazing acai bowls.

Favorite Emoji and why: The painted nails emoji. It can be sassy, classy, or indifferent.

Hobbies: Hanging out with my new puppy, hiking, reading, cooking.

Why do you want to be a PRYSM advisor?: To play a part in making life a little more pleasant for the local community. As a teen, I wish I had a program like this to assist me navigate this confusing/scary time. I can’t think of a better way to volunteer my time.

Reed

 
Pronouns: He/Him/His
  
Zodiac sign:Virgo (Aquarius rising)
  
Where did you grow up?: Memphis
  
Dogs or cats?:I love all god’s creature’s equally! but dogs
 
 Cupcakes or Ice cream?: cupcakes (Muddy’s only though)
  
Facebook or Twitter?: twitter unfortunately
 
 Favorite Place to eat in Memphis: Golden India! best indian food in Memphis by far
 
 Favorite Emoji and why: the grinning red demon, it best represents my sense of humor
  
Hobbies: hanging out with my dog, needlework, horror movies
 
 Why do you want to be a PRYSM advisor?: I’m trans and I didn’t know a single trans person growing up, so I had zero models to look to for how my life could turn out. LGBTQ+ kids of all kinds should have positive adult role models so that they can have hope for their futures.

Katie

 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  
Where did you grow up?: Germantown, TN
 
Dogs or Cats?: Both!
 
 Cupcakes or Ice cream?: Cupcakes.
 
 Facebook or Twitter?: Facebook
  
Favorite Place to Eat in Memphis?: McAllister’s
 
 Favorite Emoji and Why?: ?‍♀️ or?‍♀️ because these are constant moods.
 
 Hobbies: True Crime shows/movies/podcasts, Documentaries, hanging out with my friends, going to 901 FC games.
 
 Why do you want to be a PRYSM advisor?:  Originally I started being an advisor for undergraduate social work intern hours but have stayed on since graduating from the program because I love coming up with fun activities for the group and how I always feel so welcomed every Saturday I get to be here. ❤️?????
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