Dio Aldridge (he/él) is a Blatinx Trans man born in Limón, Costa Rica and raised in Southern California. Growing up in the household of a Baptist minister and social worker proved to be formative in shaping his passion and work in community building, engagement, education, art and poetry. Dio currently works in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the School of Art Institute of Chicago Dio holds a BA in Black Studies from UC Santa Barbara and is completing a dual masters in social work and social justice from Loyola University Chicago. Dio needs a nap but is always “woke” for community.
Isabella "Izze" Copeland (she/hers) is a Latinx queer-joy organizer and creative who loves building community. She is the founder of Thought Club, a Lansing-based social group focused on celebrating joy through arts and culture. Izze currently works to provide resources and training for advocates working with victims of crime. She earned her bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Spanish from Northwestern University.
Oprah Jrenal (she/hers) loves Lansing and wants you to love it too. She has lived here for almost three years and still is still discovering new and excited things. Oprah works in higher education primarily at Michigan State University serving lesbian, gay, bisexual , transgender, and asexual Spartans! She earned her bachelors in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry from the University of Arizona and a masters in higher education from the University of Kansas. Oprah is pleased to share her light and love with Lansing!