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Jocelyn Leighton

Jocelyn Leighton is a queer human who uses she/they pronouns. As an INFJ, she uses her intuitive and feeling powers as a way to intrinsically navigate the world. 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. They are an artist, performer, and writer. 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. Along with being a fastidious office and studio manager at SPACE, Jocelyn’s work also includes normalizing gender pronouns in professional spaces, as was part of her previous role as Visitor and Member Experience Supervisor at the Portland Museum of Art. Jocelyn also serves on the City Council in South Portland, representing District One, and raises awareness and advocates for changes in policy that enhances social justice issues, particularly race and gender equality. She lives in South Portland with her partner Connor and their fur babies Quila (doggo), and Meri and Pippen (kitties).

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