Current Members

We’re ladies. We like to sing. But that’s not all we are or all we do. PFLC members represent a broad spectrum of identities, professions, and talents, of which we’re awfully proud. Here’s a sampling of what makes us unique as individuals—and mighty as a group.

We work hard. We are Peace Corps volunteers. We are social workers and lunch ladies. We help people with serious mental illnesses and special needs. We work to eliminate health disparities and racism. We volunteer at our local high schools. We have a lot of student debt.

We are musical. We play the marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, banjo, cello, violin, ukulele and accordion. We are learning to play the piano. We perform in barbershop quartets, jug bands, and the Minnesota Chorale. We sing in bands. We also manage them.

We love and support one other. We are single. We are married. We are lesbians. We are cat ladies. We are socialists and semi-pagans. We are Ojibwe. We groom dogs and tend backyard chickens and grow gardens. We deliver babies. We give birth to babies. We raise babies (and bring them to rehearsal when necessary).

We are fighters. We are Army Vets. We have survived chemotherapy, child sexual abuse, and gastric bypass surgery. We have clinical OCD. We are forest rangers. We commute by bike and run marathons. We are college athletes. We row crew past the age of 50. We play Ultimate. We are learning to cross-country ski.

We are artistic. We write memoirs, poetry, and songs. We produce radio and do improv. We love tattoos. We love theater. We are shy. We build props, make jewelry, and apply special effects makeup. We are audio engineers. We are potters and extreme crafters. We make art professionally.

We are one-of-a-kind. We brew beer. We can hold a headstand for several minutes. We used to work in a pickle factory. We have jumped out of airplanes and lived on many continents and biked solo across Canada. We invented the zombie pub crawl. We skate in roller derbies.

 

Angie Aird-Williams,Rebecca Ayers, Molly Beahan, Jessie Behr, Catherine Biringer, Molly Bloom, Rachel Buchberger, Anna Decker, Marijke Decuir, Beth Dow, Leah Drury, Erica Edwardson*, Kate Erickson, Brenna Everson, Holly Garnell*, Katie Gordhamer, Jean Gregg, Sarah Haynes, Lisa Heyman*, Kelley Hinze-Francis*, Gretchen Hoff, Claudia Holt, Kristen Husby, Alissa Jones, Valerie Kahler, Julie Chan Kenney, Fiona Kelly, Steph Kitzhaber*, Caiti Laszewski, Leah Lemm, Laura Lindsay, Ashley Lyle, Janet Malotky*, Mary Malotky, Anna Miller, Emily Murphy*, Brooke Nelson, Sarah Newberry, Amanda Olson, Lindsay Pedalty, Christina Perfetti*, Kristi Rath-Roddy, Anna Raudenbush*, Nora Riemenschneider, Areca Roe, Erin Rohne, Annette Schiebout, Stacy Salmi, Sarah Scott, Laura Sleck, Jane Tigan, Sara Tinklenberg*, Heidi VanDixhorn Nesser, Juliana Vievering, Oanh Vu, Erin Walsh, Jenna Warner, Anna Weggel-Reed, Amy Wilkerson, Alyson Wise, Kelly Wolford, Sarina Yospin 
*Indicates Red Hot Coals Leadership Member

 

Photos by Anna Grinets