Luan Joy Sherman (b. 1993), is a queer, trans male artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He works with embroidery, photography, sculpture, performance, video, and sound, to explore gender, queer theory, and body politics. He has attended residencies at The Chautauqua School of Art (2014), Black Mountain School (2016), School of the Alternative (2017), The Mall of Found (2017), and ACRE (2017), for which he received a Brenda Greene Gender Inclusivity scholarship. In 2016, he taught a course on queer theory and intersectionality in Brooklyn, NY for the experimental education initiative, "Sunday School". In 2017, he taught a course titled "Queering Masculinity" while serving as faculty for the School of the Alternative in Black Mountain, NC. He graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Painting and Art History.
Find more about Luan's work at luansherman.com
Center for Wisdom's Women
The Center for Wisdom's Women is a holistic women's community center in Lewiston, Maine. The Center serves women from the impoverished surrounding area, many of whom have been affected by trafficking, addiction, seeking asylum, and incarceration; and fallen through the cracks of social services. Working as a community collaborative, The Center seeks to meet needs and to promote healing and resiliency.
Coaching Female Athletes
Coaching Female Athletes is a curriculum designed for coaches to promote strong female leaders and support among women by facilitating weekly conversations during practice around gender stereotypes, healthy relationships, self-esteem, and several other topics significant to young women. Coaching Female Athletes was created by the Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP), the prevention and education team of Through These Doors in Southern Maine.