Co-Director and Founder
Jamie Larson is a designer, educator, and activist whose work thrives in the intersections of artistic expression and education. She is passionate about imparting knowledge, history, understanding and nuance to her audience, whether it is made up of her school age students, non-profit professionals, or a full house of theatergoers. She received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a focus in Scenic and Costume Design. In her theatrical design, Jamie is particularly interested in new plays that give voice to marginalized identities. She has utilized her coordination and logistical expertise to organize fundraising events, Pride March contingents, and social justice retreats for youth and adults in the queerspawn community. In addition to developing social justice programming for queerspawn, Jamie also teaches students in an educational context, with ages ranging from 5-21. She works closely with students to help them excel by building confidence and deep understanding. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. As a 2nd Generation queer woman with a plethora of lesbian parents, Jamie is a steadfast advocate for the ethical inclusion and representation of our queerspawn identities and queer heritage.
Megan McKnight, MSW
Co-Director and Founder
Megan McKnight is a social worker and educator residing in New York City. She received her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University, specializing in clinical practice and program development. Megan has significant work history supporting LGBTQ+ people and their families in higher education and community organizations. Her experiences have included providing psychodynamic and emotion-focused therapy to Holocaust survivors and LGBTQ+ couples, facilitating family-building groups for LGBTQ+ prospective parents, developing LGBTQ+ programs for universities, and increasing resources and access to social justice education for youth and young adults. Megan has also written a guide for behavioral health providers working with queerspawn that was published in the Columbia Social Work Review. Megan currently works at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center serving LGBTQ+ and HIV+ patients. She provides crisis intervention, psychosocial assessments, and navigation of insurance, public benefits, and gender affirming surgeries. How Megan conducts her work is greatly informed by her 2nd gen, queerspawn identity, and much of her work is dedicated to making space for queerspawn inside and outside of LGBTQ+ communities.