Meet the Staff: Christina Cappelletti, LICSW

Christina Cappelletti, LICSW, MSW, MA, coordinates the DC Center Behavioral Health Program and the DC Anti-Violence Project. Christina has been a Queer change agent for over two decades, including several years working with LGBTQ+ youth and elders in San Francisco/East Bay, California. She also lived in Colorado, where she started a gender counseling program at a public health clinic, as well as co-founding a queer-owned art gallery and community artists studio. Both as a therapist and an artist, she deeply appreciates creating space for the processes of personal growth and transformation for all identities.

Pronouns: She/Hers/Open (Pangender)

Birthdate, Astro Sign
November 15 — Scorpio Sun, Leo Moon, Libra Rising

Where are you originally from?
Athens, Ohio, a peaceful oasis in the Appalachian foothills.

Why did you start working at the DC Center?
To hold space for healing and to be part of a creative team in service of social justice.

What is your music anthem?
Imagine, by John Lennon. It’s timeless.

What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community?
The full spectrum of freedom of cultural identity expression based on love and infinite possibility, as a model of the capacity of the human soul.  And it’s just fun!

What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there?
My home in Mount Rainier. Time with my Love and pups and for making art.
I also love the National Arboretum for walks and picnics.

What is your favorite queer movie?
Yentl. Home for the Holidays. The Danish Girl. Brokeback Mountain. LGBTQ+ documentaries.

What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?
Murals! Depicting every imaginable cultural identity. Have you SEEN the Women’s Building in San Francisco?!

Who do you look up to in the queer community?
Audre Lorde. Gloria Anzaldua. Elton John. Frida Kahlo. Again, lots of good choices!

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