Debra uses the personal and professional experiences of being a veteran (former) classroom teacher, U.S. Army veteran, author, and public speaker to challenge the inequities and injustices entrenched within the realm of education. Debra has produced two documentary films, “Hard Truth, Levity and Hope” (2012) and “Through Gay Eyes” (2013) to promote awareness of individuals who are currently ignored, marginalized or excluded within the public school system.
Teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum developer and entrepreneur, Miriam has had over 30 years of experience seeing that children and adults are natural learners. In the optimum environment, they have the capacity for thorough examination and endless ideas. Before co-founding HUE in 2015, Miriam was a classroom teacher in a large urban high school where she developed a service learning academy and international teacher exchange programs with Cambodia and Germany.
Before returning to school to pursue a PhD in Social Studies Education at New York University, Stacie taught U.S. History for ten years at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn. Her dissertation, “Behind the Times: The Struggle to Include LGBTQ History in High School U.S. History Classes,” examines the absence of this history in resources available to teachers, as well as the benefits and impact reported by educators who do incorporate LGBTQ history in their classes.
Eric is the Creator and Host of the Making Gay History podcast which brings to life the voices of champions, heroes, and witnesses to LGBT+ history. He is the author of a dozen books, including the award-winning Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian & Gay Equal Rights; Why Suicide?; and Is It A Choice? He is also co-author of Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times best-selling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. Read more
Sara is the Executive Producer of the Making Gay History podcast. A New York-based producer, editor, and writer. Sara has produced award-winning FM talk radio in London and reported on the U.S. elections as a foreign correspondent. Sara has crafted narrative gems for public radio in the Ozarks, edited the rat-a-tat-tat AM news leader that is 1010WINS, and has contributed to KUAF 91.3 public radio in Arkansas as producer, reporter and host.
From the South to New England, NaBeela is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and holds a BA in Visual Advertising. She is a proud small business owner and enjoys helping other businesses and non-profits succeed by crafting unique branding, outreach, and marketing strategies. When she’s not immersed in community initiatives or counting characters, you can find her cooking Southern staples, writing poetry, or taking photographs.
Johan has designed, created, and implemented innovative technological and web application solutions that sing! Johan applies his repertoire of architectural patterns to ensure History UnErased’s presentation to the world is streamlined and meaningful. Johan is a small business owner whose skills and excellent attention to detail provide high quality technological solutions. The HUE team is tremendously proud of him!
Fun fact: Johan was a former student of HUE’s co-founders.