Stephan is a genderqueer trans person who joined Twin Oaks Community in 2014 and has been “bottom”-lining the Queer Gathering since its inception in 2017. During the gathering, you’ll probably find zir flitting about and making sure everything is running smoothly. In their spare time (ha!), they love fixing things, blacksmithing, rock climbing, binge-watching all the Star Trek, and consuming a variety of potato products.
Ari is a trans/nonbinary queer communard at Twin Oaks community. At the Gathering you can often find them at the arts and crafts table or giving haircuts. On a regular day at Twin Oaks you can often find them working in the garden, drawing seed packet illustrations, making schedules and organizing things, or putting stuff in boxes. They like podcasts, traveling and coming back home, comics, snail mail, cats, and art making.
Jules is (finally) a member at Twin Oaks. A former women’s gathering intern, they are now an organizer for the women’s gathering and the communities conference as well as the queer gathering. They enjoy fire spinning, foraging, fiber arts, and intersectional feminist theory.
Wes is a seed grower, homeschool teacher, and an artist. Wes 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, he was involved in reclaiming dumpster and pre-dumpster food, among other things. After growing tired of city life, Wes became a member of Twin Oaks.
Jade is no longer a Twin Oaks member, but remains in orbit and continues to MC our participatory evening activities at Queer Gathering! 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.
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 is now an official Twin Oaks resident! Besides putting our outreach events together, she enjoys socializing, swimming and watching Mamma Mia while loudly singing along.