Meet the organizers! Ro was spawned in Arizona and has drifted around the country until stopping hopefully-permanently at Twin Oaks. They are a techie type who likes fast internet and hates streaming videos! You’ll find them hula hooping, dancing, and playing board games at the gathering.
Meet an organizer of the Twin Oaks Queer Gathering! Ari currently lives in Charlottesville but is returning to live at Twin Oaks again soon. At the queer gathering you can often find them at the friendship-bracelet-making table. On a regular day at Twin Oaks you can often find them in the garden. They like comics, letter writing, spinning, felt making, stories in all media (especially when there are queer characters!) and cooking spicy food.
Who is organizing the Queer Gathering? Born and raised in Canada, Valerie has lived over half her life at Twin Oaks. The lifework that nourishes her most is being a Yoga Instructor (current favourite pose: Half-Bow / Ardha Dhanurasana). Being a Virgo, she can’t help organizing things, and in addition to helping create the Queer Gathering, she manages Twin Oaks’ firewood-splitting crew and hammock pillow-making workshop. One of her Ease Mantras: “How can I be with the experience that is happening right now with kindness and acceptance towards myself?" Look forward to seeing her in Twin Oaks from August 3-5!
Meet the organizers! Julia (@cynical.elle.woods) is (finally) a new member at Twin Oaks. A former women's gathering intern, she is now an organizer for the women's gathering and the communities conference as well as the queer gathering. She enjoys fire spinning, foraging, fiber arts, and intersectional feminist theory.
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