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Jocelyn Leighton

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Jocelyn (she/they) is a queer artist, performer, and writer. Originally from Downeast Maine, land belonging to the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Jocelyn loves to travel and has been to many different places that have stirred her soul. Jocelyn received her B.A. in Art and Humanities from the University of Southern Maine, and her M.A. in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts where she now teaches as an adjunct professor. Jocelyn wrote and performed a piece titled The Unkindest Cut which was in PortFringe 2019 and they author/manage the website Getting to Know Jane Doe. Jocelyn also serves on the South Portland City Council, representing District 1, and raises awareness and advocates for changes in policy that enhances social justice initiatives, particularly race and gender equality. She lives in South Portland with her fiance Connor and their 3 fur babies Quila (doggo), and Meri and Pippen (kitties).

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