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Meet the Organizers: Ari

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 […]

Meet the Organizers: Lindsey

Hailing from Oregon, Lindsey moved to Twin Oaks in 2015 after exploring communities around the country. She enjoys photography, beekeeping, letter-writing, event co-organizing, tarot reading, growing heirloom seeds, playing board games, co-managing Twin Oaks’ soyfoods business, reading comic books, and monitoring microorganisms at the community’s tiny sewage treatment plant.

Meet the Organizers: Valerie

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 […]

Site Prep Has Begun!

At Twin Oaks, it’s never too early to start preparing the conference site! In just a few short months, this site will host dozens of LGBT+ participants excited to learn, grow, and build connections. But even this far in advance, a team of members work to repair, build, and clean the location of this wonderful […]

Meet the Organizers: Stephan

Stephan has lived at Twin Oaks for about 4 years, after lots of school and various jobs. In grad school, they served as co-director of University of Arizona’s Pride Student Union and was responsible for convincing the Board of Directors to cover the health care needs of transgender students. They love fixing things, blacksmithing, rock […]