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Drew, Lala

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LaLa Drew is a Black, queer, Georgia born, Maine native. Drew was raised in Gray, Maine with their adoptive family. Drew is a writer, poet, activist, performer, artist, teacher, and inspirational catalyst for change. Much of Drew’s community engagement focuses on raising awareness about the black identity and embodiment. They teach an after-school program in Lewiston, Maine where they help students learn about climate change, capitalism, and racism. Drew is also known for their work as a writer. Their work has been published in Ms. Magazine, The Maine Sunday Telegram, The Deepwater Column, and the Portland Phoenix. They write about themes that address the queer identity and share their views on love, sex, and pleasure throughout their poetic longings. Drew also contributes to the Maine Humanities Council and has been a part of the Portland Pride Parade. They have overcome several childhood hardships as an adoptee. They share their views on self-care and hopes for changing the dominant narratives surrounding trauma and recovery.

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Please cite as: Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.

For more information about the Querying the Past: Maine LGBTQ Oral History Project, please contact Dr. Wendy Chapkis.

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Publication Date

11-26-2019

City

Portland, Maine

Keywords

Family, education, relationships, sex, Activism, art, mental health, career, spirituality, teaching, queerness, dating, community, capitalism, climate change, LGBTQ, adoption, people of color, Lewiston-Auburn, poetry

Disciplines

History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies

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