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My avatar is a picture taken of me this past summer during my work at the William Way LGBTQ Community Center. Bryn Mawr sent a photographer to take pictures of me for the upcoming November issue of the Alumnae magazine. In addition to my work at the center I am one of the head organizers of the Philadelphia Dyke March. The William Way Center honored us this past year by allowing us to create a physical "15 years of the PDM" exhibit. The space was amazing and was on display for three months. When Bryn Mawr contacted me about sending a photographer I knew I wanted the pictures to show my more radical work like Dyke March. This shot is definitely my favorite. 

I was wary of posting a picture of myself but I believe this image accurately represents how I feel I fit into the movement. I look so small standing against the wall of identities that myself and the other dyke march organizers painted in the exhibit. The LGBTQ movement is such a huge part of my life that it is sometimes eays to forget that I am just one of many identities making up this umbrella. The chalkboard paint questioned "What Kind of Dyke Are You?" allowing visitors to the exhibit to define themselves in new and vulnerable ways. I am very proud of the work I have done at WWCC, with PDM, and in other parts of the community and this work is a huge part of who I am as a student and a global citizen.