Tom Bliss grew up in the Pacific Northwest and now lives in Los Angeles, California. Bliss is the co-author of the award-winning book “Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence”. They graduated from Pitzer College with a self-designed major in “Multimedia Performance: Life as an Art Form.” During the next 15 years, Bliss worked on both coasts as a multimedia performance artist, writer, and director. In 2009, they completed the Parent Educator Certification Program in Non-Violent Communication (NVC) at Echo Parenting & Education. Bliss has appeared as guest educator on the PBS series, “A Place of our Own,” discussing topics ranging from emotional literacy to self-care for caregivers. In January of 2017, Tom Bliss was elected as an Assembly District 51 Delegate to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) of the California Democratic Party for a 2-year term. They have worked as a project and operations manager on creative projects for the past 10 years.  As director of operations at The Outwords Archive since 2018, Bliss manages the collection of on-camera oral history interviews with LGBTQIA2S+ elder activists and leaders.

You can contact Tom Bliss at (323) 331-7155

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