Meet Amy Solis
How do you identify?
Tell us about yourself:
In 2013 my friends and I started LB G.R.R.RL. Collective ( which stands for Gender. Revolution. Resistant. Radical Liberation.) to have a space for our queer community to share skills, heal, hear each other and learn from one another. We hold discussions, QTPOC healing circles, feminist open mics and Anti-racist reading groups.
Fun fact(s) about you:
I lived on the rooftops of NewYork City for 3 months when I was 24
Any advice for young queers out there or advice you would have given your younger self:
Be yourself even if it means people don't accept you, because some day you will find your people and being yourself is the only way they will find you.
What is your favorite Pride / Queer memory?
LB G.R.R.R.L Collective used to be Long Beach Riot Grrrl when we started out. We threw the best show with all women and queer bands and had the most amazing no-cis-dudes mosh pit.
What does this community mean to you?
Community is my support system and my joy. They are the ones that hold you when you cry, bring you food when you're sick, and celebrate with you when you accomplish your goals.
Why did you want to be involved in this project?
It's a really cool project! It would have inspired me as a baby queer to see people making spaces for other queer people.