Participant

Lucia Leandro Gimeno

Lucia Leandro Gimeno

Fall Lab 2015 Participant

Lucia Leandro Gimeno

Fall Lab 2015 Participant

Lucia Leandro Gimeno is an Afro-Latinx, trans masculine femme counselor/bruja/organizer based in Atlanta, GA. A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work, he focused on clinical therapeutic practice within an anti-oppression framework. Lucia Leandro lived in New York City for 15 years organizing with queer and trans communities of […]

Kat Williams

Kat Williams

Summer 2014 Participant

Kat Williams

Summer 2014 Participant

Emmy nominated Kat Williams fills a void that has been severely neglected for years. She satisfies a yearning that a great percentage of music lovers have been waiting to be fulfilled; a return to emotive Truth and Honesty in music rarely found today. As so many of the greatest performers […]

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper

Winter 2015 Participant

Paul Cooper

Winter 2015 Participant

My life has taken me on many journeys. Parent, spouse, mental health worker, teacher, financial advisor, caregiver, cancer patient and survivor and owner of a local wine and cheese store. I was always taught that “death and taxes” are the only predictable’s in life. I have discovered that “change” is […]

Kristina Byrne

Kristina Byrne

Winter 2015 Participant

Kristina Byrne

Winter 2015 Participant

Often following curiosity rather than a compass, Kristina Byrne enjoys getting lost, whether it’s in the woods, a story, or a good conversation. A child’s fascination with the tropical rainforest led Kristina to a lifetime commitment to tree hugging. Her path has led through the Central American rainforest and US […]

Anu Sansi

Anu Sansi

Winter 2015 Participant

Anu Sansi

Winter 2015 Participant

I’m a woman looking for a greater meaning than what society tells us we should care about, hungering for a community with depth, yearning to find that which moves me and the sunlight that provides the warmth to dance in. My passion, self-reflective nature, and intensity are all my assets. […]

Rosetta Starshine

Rosetta Starshine

Rosetta Starshine

Rosetta Starshine is a local to WNC. As a child she was fed and tended by hippies, kind mountain folk, and a three legged dog in a shack hidden way up in a holler of Appalachian perfection. After learning about the toxins and tricks of the food service industry via her […]

Caroline Blackwell

Caroline Blackwell

Summer 2014 Participant

Caroline Blackwell

Summer 2014 Participant

Caroline Blackwell is Vice President for Equity and Justice at the National Association of Independent Schools.  Before joining NAIS, Ms. Blackwell served as Executive Director of the Metro Human Relations Commission in Nashviille, TN, a post through which she helped the city become recognized in the international Compassionate Citites movement. […]

McKenzie Wren

McKenzie Wren

DIY Journeyer

McKenzie Wren

DIY Journeyer

McKenzie Wren is a storyteller, singer, dabbler collage artist, and a community builder currently working as executive director at a community center in Clarkston, GA, a small town in metro Atlanta termed the most diverse square mile in the US. An arts advocate, McKenzie works to develop artistic and economic […]

Kerrigan McCarthy

Kerrigan McCarthy

Summer 2014 Participant

Kerrigan McCarthy

Summer 2014 Participant

My name is Kerrigan McCarthy, my life is led by seeking and living wisdom, story, beauty, love, simplicity and most of all breathtaking music. In all my years of life I have found such things to be quite plentiful and in a state of constant expansion. Music and writing are […]

Talia Winningham

Talia Winningham

DIY Journeyer

Talia Winningham

DIY Journeyer

My life is a dance between unbridled moments of silliness and the focused and compassionate pursuit of becoming an educator, community organizer, activist, farmer, artist, and world traveler. I want to revolutionize the way we learn and transform lives of youth across the world. I want to live on an […]