2018 Women’s Gathering Crew

Originally from Boston, MA, Bell joined Twin Oaks and the Women’s Gathering crew in the fall of 2017.  A devotee of the Divine Mother, she honors the sacred feminine by creating Goddess paintings and belly dancing with her hula hoop!  Bell also takes great pleasure getting dirty in the garden to help provide delicious, organic food for the community.


Julia Griffin is finally joining Twin Oaks as a member after graduating from Warren Wilson College in December. She researched gender and work at Twin Oaks for her senior thesis, and she was the women’s gathering intern in 2016. She enjoys herbalism, mycology, fiber arts, fire spinning, and feminist theory.

Becky grew up overseas but has found her home in the rolling hills of Vermont. She moved to Twin Oaks in the spring of 2017 and is an organizer for what will be her very first women’s gathering! Becky’s favorite things include riding bikes, reading books, homemade cheese, existentialism, any kind of fruit, street art, fermentation, fiber arts, and mountains. Her dislikes include high altitude climbing and mansplaining.


Hawina Star Falcon was born in the Netherlands and crossed the ocean on a Polish steamboat to move to Twin Oaks Community in 1997. She is the mother of a 16-year old boy (Willow) and does a lot of organizing and facilitation work in the community. Hawina has attended and co-organized many Women’s Gatherings in her 20 years of membership and is one of our main voices of experience on the organizing team.

Hailing from Oregon, Lindsey moved to Twin Oaks in 2015 after exploring communities around the country. She enjoys photography, beekeeping, letter-writing, event co-organizing, tarot reading, growing heirloom seeds, playing board games, co-managing Twin Oaks’ soyfoods business, reading comic books, and monitoring microorganisms at the community’s tiny sewage treatment plant.


Born and raised in Canada, Valerie has lived over half her life at Twin Oaks. The lifework that nourishes her most is being a Yoga Instructor (current favourite pose: Half-Bow / Ardha Dhanurasana). Being a Virgo, she can’t help organizing things, and in addition to helping create the Women’s Gathering, she manages Twin Oaks’ firewood-splitting crew and hammock pillow-making workshop. One of her Ease Mantras: “How can I be with the experience that is happening right now with kindness and acceptance towards myself?”