October 20 – 27, 2021
Rebecca Lynn is a Two Spirit artist, educator, and activist from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Born and raised in Northern Michigan, she has always been a passionate advocate for social change. After studying sociology at the University of Michigan, she moved back home to reconnect with her tribal community, family, and ancestral lands. Her work with QueerKwe Designs aims to create representation for LGBTQ & Two Spirit Native peoples within community space by incorporating modern pride flags with traditional forms of beadwork. Rebecca uses her work to not only create visibility but also educate others on traditional Anishinaabe ideologies of gender and sexuality and the way harmful effects of colonialism. She has given lectures at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University on Two Spirit Identity and Indigenous gender and sexuality.