Welcome Raven (she/her) to the DC Center! Raven will be joining the DC Center team as a Health/Wellness Intern. She is a student at George Washington University studying Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies. Raven looks forward to helping better the health and wellness of the DC queer community alongside amazing staff and facilitators.
Birthdate, Astro Sign
June 4th / Gemini
Where are you originally from?
I was born in Long Island, New York, but grew up in New Hampshire.
Why did you start working at the DC Center?
I was looking for an avenue to become more involved in the queer community in DC. The DC Center has been looking out for our local community for a decade now, and I wanted to finally join them in that effort.
What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?
The best part of this internship has been everyone I have met at the center. The folks at the DC Center are truly wonderful people and always have my best interest in mind.
What is your music anthem?
Probably Barbie Girl by Aqua. The new Barbie movie is literally going to rewire my brain.
What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community?
I love the instant understanding shared between members of the LGBTQ+ community. No matter your background, you can show each other acceptance based on your shared struggles and shared dreams.
What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there?
The Diner on 18th Street in Adams Morgan! It’s open 24 hours and the perfect place to hang out after the bars.
What is your favorite queer movie?
My favorite queer movie is His – I Didn’t think I Would Fall in Love. It’s an incredible Japanese BL movie with an even better sequel!
What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?
The lesbian flag.
Who do you look up to in the queer community?
I look up to a lot of queer artists who have pioneered different forms of self expression through music and fashion. Janelle Monáe, Holland, and Steinberg are some of my biggest queer inspirations.