Our People

Frances Lee
Program Director
To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than make despair inevitable --Raymond Williams
Seattle, Washington


Frances is an essay writer, designer, and Cultural Studies practitioner. Their practice is animated by a deep inquiry into the everyday practices and cultural norms that structure the stories we tell one another.

Frances’s forte is collaborating on media and technology projects for minoritized communities. Their skill set encompasses graphic design, UX design, branding, front-end web development, research and persuasive writing. They are committed to employing a holistic approach of anti-oppression, playful experimentation, and accessible design to all of their work.

Frances is also a freelance consultant who writes, speaks, and facilitates workshops on creating a cultural shift toward compassionate activism. Their writing and interviews have appeared in YES! Magazine, Autostraddle, CBC, KUOW, Bitch Media, and more. Learn more at their personal site: https://hellofranceslee.com/.

Highlights & Background

In response to the Trump administration, Frances co-developed with Dr. micha cárdenas, The Boundaries Project, a successful social media campaign to share basic digital security tips for women, LGBTQI people, people of color, immigrants, and Muslim people, and presented the project at the 2016 Allied Media Conference. Frances also produced and managed the 2017 King County Trans Resource & Referral Guide, a comprehensive guide that highlights trans-friendly services and resources in over 16 categories including self-advocacy, housing, employment, disability services, HIV/AIDS support, and more. In 2017, Frances was honored on the Bitch 50, a list highlighting the most impactful cultural activists advancing social progress in the US.

Frances holds a MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington Bothell, a UI/ UX Design certificate from Bloc, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas.