ABOUT STACE

Hi, I’m Stace! I’m a writer, an artist and an LGBTQ speaker. I live in beautiful Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, which is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Stó:lō and Ts’elxwéyeqw peoples.

My art porfolio can be seen here.

My queer illustrated memoir “Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-Of-Age Story” recently published on Oct 19, 2021.

My passion is illustrating and writing kids books! I’m always working on about five (queer) book ideas at once.

I also love (queer) speaking at churches, schools or conferences and connecting with people!

The Bridge Church’s Affirming Service. I start preaching around 26 mins 45 sec. © Stacey Chomiak, Oct 2021

LATEST:


Starting April 6, 2022Still Stace will be used for an 8-week Zoom book study headed up by the lovely folks at Susanville United Methodist Church in Susanville, California. I’m going to join them each week for the discussions, and I’m really looking forward to it! This is open to ALL, so shoot me a message if you want to join!


Thanks to my friends at Fraser Valley News for the coverage about Still Stace being a Finalist for a 2021 Foreward Indie Award for Juvenile Nonfiction! (March 16, 2022)



I spoke IN PERSON at Golden Ears United Church in Maple Ridge, BC for their PIE Day event! (March 12, 2022. I speak from about 13 mins – 33 mins on this video.)


I Art Directed this series of shorts for DreamWorks called “Spirit & Friends”! (Feb 12, 2022)


What does it mean to become an AFFIRMING CHURCH? (Jan 29, 2022)


I had SUCH a great conversation with the wonderful Julie Rodgers on her new podcast HERE TO QUEER! (Jan 20, 2022)


Podcast episode to celebrate the release of New Directions for Holy Questions (Jan 14, 2022)


Thank you to the Gay & Lesbian Review for publishing my essay! (Dec 22 2021)


Thanks to Brian Allain for this lovely book interview about STILL STACE & my work in animation! (Dec 14, 2021)


I was so excited to partner with The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, an independent, all-volunteer queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. (Dec 11, 2021. 60 min video)


My article for Red Letter Christians about being a lesbian Christian. (Dec 8, 2021)


Here’s me opening up my author copies of STILL STACE – with GLEE!

When I’m not drawing or writing, I enjoy hiking, biking or jogging around BC, dancing with my kids, and staying up late sharing cups of (perhaps too strong) coffee.

I am fascinated by life. I believe there is beauty in everyone, and a smidgen of kindness can go a long way.


Queer Preaching!

© Stacey Chomiak, Nov 2020

Let’s connect.


All photos © 2021 Camilla Hrytzak.
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