Bread & Butter is a monthly dinner and storytelling event designed to make you think deeply about social issues. A new storyteller every month will share a personal story with 40 guests in the dining room at the Centre for Stories. Come along and make new friends, hear a new story, and get to know your community. Compulsory: open ears and an open mind. This month's storyteller: Matthew and Daniel Bacon.
Matt and Daniel Bacon will be sharing stories about self-love, identity, and queer resilience. These two remarkable young men are natural storytellers bound to leave you with a lasting impression, and many laughs along the way. Profits from this event will be donated to the WA AIDS Council. If you would like to donate further, a donation box will be present on the night.
"My name is Daniel Bacon and I was raised on a farm in the Swan Valley and have lived in Western Australia my whole life. Since a young age I have had a love for people. I like to use my experiences and story as a platform to encourage others to be able to share and accept theirs. As someone who identifies as transgender, I truly know the importance of self-acceptance and self-love in the journey towards becoming your most authentic self, and being truly content. Some of my passions include travelling and writing poetry. I will continue to do both in the future, and to also pursue a career in marketing and advertising. I try to remain grounded and grateful in all I do. I will forever strive to change the world and all those I share it with for the better."
"My name is Matt Bacon, I’m 25 and work in health promotion for the WA AIDS Council. I consider myself a very passionate person, something that is reflected by my job and my studies in sexual health and sexuality. I am a gay man and am very proud to be. My whole life I have always loved meeting people and socialising to the point that at school my report would show, ‘Matt is an enthusiastic participant in class,’ or ‘While Matt is a pleasure to have in class, he is somewhat disruptive.’ Growing up, I think the one thing that could have helped me was knowing I wasn’t alone and that other people felt like me. This is what has contributed to my love of sharing of stories."
On the menu for this instalment of Bread & Butter are two comfort-food classics:
Mains: Spaghetti Bolognese*
Dessert: Hot Fudge Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream*
*Vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options available (with prior notification!)
PLEASE NOTE: We try our best to cater to dietary requirements, but we need reasonable notice prior to the event. If you have any dietary requirements, please purchase your ticket(s) as soon as possible and fill out the dietary form at checkout so that we can organise a suitable option for you. We cannot guarantee suitable dietary options for ticket holders who have not communicated dietary needs with us prior to the event. If you have any questions regarding dietary requirements, please get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org