Stephan has lived at Twin Oaks for about 5 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 climbing, binge-watching Steven Universe, and consuming a variety of potato products.
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.
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.
Julia 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.
Cel is a seed grower, homeschool teacher, and an artist. Cel is also transgender and uses masculine (he/him) or neutral pronouns (they/them or co/cos). He is formerly a member of Baltimore Free Farm, an urban garden and co-operative house. There, Cel was involved in reclaiming dumpster and pre-dumpster food among other things. After growing tired of city life, he became a member of Twin Oaks.
Jade is a new member this year at Twin Oaks. She once was on a Greyhound bus during New Years Eve that traveled across time zones so it was midnight twice. Her fears include corruption in political media and fear itself, and exclude death. Her interests are tarot, poetry, pastels, and athletics. She is a writer, fraternal twin, ecstatic dancer, and occasional stand-up comic. You can find her at the Queer Gathering running the storytelling workshop, crafting collages, taking photographs, mingling around a campfire, and eating the berries sowed all over our beautiful woods abyss.
Originally from Boston, MA, Bell has lived and worked at Twin Oaks since fall 2017. She/They love working in the community garden, studying tarot, painting images of the Divine Femme, and exploring the holistic angle of hoop dance.
Anna was born and raised in northwestern Germany and came to Twin Oaks in April to work on all three Twin Oaks conferences. Besides putting the events together, she enjoys socializing, swimming and watching Mamma Mia while loudly singing along.
Gabby is a student at UVA where she studies women, gender, and sexuality studies and media studies. She is staying at Twin Oaks over the summer to work on the conferences. She enjoys watching movies (especially ones with queer characters and storylines), baking, and taking photos of flowers.