Carrie writes about disability, fighting the Trump administration, and assorted other topics at Autostraddle. She's appeared on podcasts including Bad With Money, Sex Out Loud, Yo! Is This Racist?, and The Bossy Show, and is an accessibility consultant for the EveryBody Los Angeles gym. She enjoys drinking tea and watching PBS, often simultaneously.
On her role as the Accessibility Maven: It’s my job to make sure A-Camp is inclusive to campers all along the ability spectrum. Come to me if you need to arrange transportation around camp, are wondering where the rest area is, have questions about how to negotiate the site overall, need to make requests about seating during meals and events, or have any other access needs that may come up during your time here. As Autostraddle expands its conversation to include disabled voices, I want to make A-Camp into that rare event that builds access right in rather than treating it like an afterthought.
Abeni Jones, C.U.T.I.E.
Abeni Jones is a multiracial black trans lesbian communications professional, educator, workshop facilitator, artist, designer, poet, and writer in Oakland, CA. Check out her stuff at abenijones.net! She loves bouldering, cycling, comics, video games, and CAMPING, and being a part of the Autostraddle family. A-Camp changed her life last year, and she’s so excited for this year’s camp - now in her home state of California!
On her role as C.U.T.I.E. (Consultant/Coordinator Undertaking Trans Inclusion & Experiences):
I’m so excited to make A-Camp even more inclusive, comfortable, and life-changing for trans women this year! I’ll be advising the camp directors on programming, etc. for camp, supporting trans women with camperships, be a resource and support person for trans women during camp, and basically do everything I can to make sure trans women’s safety/comfort/fun is centered at A-Camp X. Trans women: reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns about A-Camp! email@example.com
Mac is a glitter loving pusher of buttons, a queer woman of color, teaching artist, feminist, poet and general rabble rouser. She got her start in feminism from a book of feminist nursery rhymes when she was 6, and her start in pop culture analysis from 9 years of homeschooling (translation: 9 years of TV and movie watching). A firm believer in queering the collective consciousness, she strives to inspire people to redesign their idea of normal and step out of their comfort zone. She takes inspiration from Gertrude Stein, Angela Davis, Faith Lehane, Audre Lorde and bell hooks. Her words to live by are: "Have no filter, give no fucks." Someone once described her as "The love child of Angela Davis and Ru-Paul." She thinks that just about sums it up.
Yvonne Marquez, QTPOC Speakeasy Co-Director
Yvonne S. Marquez is a lesbian journalist and an Autostraddle senior editor based in Dallas, TX. She writes about social justice, politics, activism and other things she's really into like Selena and tacos. As a QTPOC Speakeasy Co-Director, she hopes to create a fun and welcoming space or people of color at A-Camp.