Jeremy Wade Shockley, Southern Ute Drum

There were times when I would make my voice soft, because I didn't want (anyone) to know that I was male...

Edward Box III. June, 2018
Edward Box III
Edward Box III

Edward Box III lives in Ignacio, Colorado. He’s director of the Southern Ute Cultural Department. In this excerpt, he tells the story of coming to terms with his sexuality, and one moment when he was a boy when he felt free to be himself.

Edward Box III, pictured above with his husband Anthony, and parents, Eddie and Betty. Music in this story by Ulali, used with permission.