Novice Sister Cathy Lick
Born and raised in south Kansas City, I was quite the effeminate child. I loved playing dress up with my cousin, dancing, drawing, and anything that fueled my creative energies. Being bullied by my classmates for participating in “girly” things was a regular occurrence. My sister name, Cathy Lick, is in reference to my Catholic upbringing and schooling. Homosexuality was a topic that was rarely discussed and was always associated with sin and guilt. For this reason, my sexuality was repressed until I came out at seventeen.
I am in school for Elementary Education through Emporia State University-Kansas City. Allowing students to reach their full potential is my main philosophy. I want my classroom to serve as a safe haven for students to explore their creativity and learn without limitations. Furthermore, I want to be an advocate for LGBTQ students by creating safe spaces in schools for queer individuals to have a voice. I am a firm believer in LGBTQ education because it is something that I was deprived of growing up.
As a member of the City of Fountains Sisters, I hope to carry on the legacy of the organization by delivering LGBTQ education and visibility to all. Through my short time in this sisterhood, I feel as though I have found my tribe. I cannot wait to continue my mission of promulgating universal joy and expiating stigmatic guilt with my fabulous sisters!