Who Are We?

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Hello!  We are Corrie and Lee, passionate educators who dream of changing the way we learn about marginalized cultures, and imagine creating an intentional community out in the woods of Western Massachusetts, and that reality is getting closer day by day!

Corrie (she/her) is a UMass Boston alumni, and a graduate student in the Gender/Cultural Studies department at Simmons University in Boston.  She currently works as the Assistant Manager of Summer Conferences at Simmons University, and as a Farmer’s Market Manager on the weekend (she can never have too many hustles). Corrie became fascinated with gender stereotyping in early childhood classrooms when she taught in a Junior Kindergarten class.  Her mission is to assist teachers in learning how to create a classroom atmosphere of diversity and acceptance for everyone!

Lee (they/them) is a graduate of Smith College who previously has worked in the field of education and child care for 10 years. They recently changed over to working at a human services / public health organization that works with a variety of populations, including those experiencing SUD (Substance Use Disorder), Mental Illness or Homelessness. Lee is a recovering History major, who rejoices at discovering historical narratives that have previously been silenced, erased or destroyed. Lee’s mission is be fully themselves and hopefully have a part in creating a safer world, a place where GNC (gender non-conforming) and nonbinary people are able to live out their truth!