K (they/them and she/her) was raised Roman Catholic in Chicago and is now a hospice chaplain and ceremony officiant in Jo Daviess county, Illinois. They discovered Wicca in middle school and converted immediately, as this was the first time they had ever heard of a loving, non-masculine God. Thanks to the social justice and inclusivity of the School Sisters of St. Francis at Alverno College, where K studied art therapy in undergrad, K has come to the path between Wicca and Catholicism. The sacred nature of our queer family, history, and Pride has inspired both their spirituality and artwork for many years.
K has facilitated workshops, both in person and virtually, on how church groups can be more queer inclusive and feminist. They are also a textile artist with a strong focus on Marian imagery.
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/kkrieselart