Lin is an indigenous queer/two-spirit/nonbinary Anishinaabe (Ojibwe/Chippewa) femme human who originated in northern Wisconsin (Red Cliff reservation, also known as Miskwaabekong, on the south shore of Lake Superior/Gitchigami).
They are a grassroots organizer with 12+ years of experience in activist movements. They are a former sexual health educator and have experience as a canvasser, youth organizer, and advocate for two-spirit and other LGBTQ youth of color. They moved to Maine in February 2016 from Portland, OR, where they worked for two years as the Youth Engagement Specialist for the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) after spending a year working as a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate for their tribal community in Wisconsin.
Lin is currently a consultant, writer, and artist, working to advocate on local, regional, and national levels, for spaces and services where all young people, including and especially queer & trans youth of color, can be their full authentic selves without apology. Lin serves on the Board of Directors for Youth MOVE National (Youth Motivating Others through Voices of Experience). Their passions include decolonization, disability justice, reproductive justice, body and sex positivity, and social change through music and comedy.