Meet the Staff: Kestrel

Welcome Kestrel to the DC Center! They are joining the DC Center as the new Center Arts intern. They look forward to connecting the LGBTQ community through art and events. You can meet Kestrel at the DC Center on weekdays! 

 

Birthdate, Astro Sign

August 11, Leo

 

Where are you originally from?

Falls Church, Virginia

 

Why did you start working at the DC Center?

My biggest hope for my life is to be able to contribute to the wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community.

 

What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?

To be able to use my time contributing and connecting to an important cause beyond myself.

 

What is your music anthem?

Hey Jude by the Beatles… or Never Gonna Give You Up.

 

What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community?

I love being part of the LGBTQ+ community because I feel connected to everyone, as if everyone is family, even when we are strangers.

 

What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there?

Visiting the Natural History Museum is an exercise in nostalgia for me.

 

What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?  

Red.

 

Who do you look up to in the queer community?

I look up to drag queens; I believe that blatant play with gender is what our society needs right now. I especially look up to the queens who are using their platforms to educate the public about LGBT issues, as it merges their entertainment and performativity with the very real consequences of queerness off-stage.

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