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I AM BIG show Showcases Project Fierce Chicago
AM BIG focuses on what makes everyday life extraordinary. We believe
that there is‘ bigness’ in each one of us. The purpose of this weekly
show is to bring folks from day to day life and talk about what’s
working in their life- what’s working in the personal lives, what’s
working with their careers’ and what’s working with their connection to
the community. We want to learn how they balance these 3 aspects of
their lives. Most importantly learn and share what makes them them. I AM
BIG draws its inspiration from Karma Yatra.
Am Big, which is an online talk show that focuses inspirational
Chicagoans and redefining what it means to be “big.” The latest episode
came out 11/20 and features Cassandra, who is one of the founders of
Project Fierce, which is a grassroots collective working to create a
safe space for Chicago LGBTQ homeless youth.
Project Fierce Chicago’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth
homelessness in Chicago by providing affirming, no-cost transitional
housing and comprehensive support services to homeless LGBTQ young
adults. PFC also aims to encourage community-building and civic
engagement through cooperative living and youth leadership development.
Project Fierce Chicago will provide transitional housing for 8-10
LGBTQ young people ages 18-25, for an initial term of one year. In
addition to living space, food and hygiene products, residents will have
access to services aimed at a successful transition to independence,
including case management, professional and living skills training and
educational support. These services will primarily be provided by