Kaleidoscope WV, a consulting firm founded by four young, queer women (Chela Barajas, Caitlin Gaffin, Ciera Pennington, and Amanda Schwartz) offers support and training to progressive small businesses, nonprofits, candidates, and individuals to build power, create change, and be more effective leaders in their communities. Kaleidoscope WV focuses on approaching work in an intersectional manner that lifts up marginalized voices and people, specifically women, people of color, those with low income, and LGBTQIA+ folks.
Jennifer Wells is currently the Director of Youth Leadership and Development with West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families as part of the organization’s Our Children Our Future initiative. A transplant from New Orleans, Jennifer is working to make her new home in West Virginia the best place to live and thrive for women and people of color.
Jacqueline Venus is an artist, feminist, abuse warrior, freethinker, and intellect who embodies each of those "labels" about herself with an exuberant amount of passion. She doesn't really abide by society's standards on how many are conditioned to live their lives; whether that's in relation to friends, family, romance, jobs, or the way society is taught to consume.