Lauren Michele Tiede
Lauren Michele Tiede was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a photographer, artist, adventurer, full-time student and guardian to 2 cats and a dog. She has volunteered at F.L.O.W. since May 2018. She is in the last phase of a Master of Library Sciences program at SJSU, and is interested in pursuing a career as an archivist. She’s a passionate advocate for uplifting and supporting marginalized communities and has been researching the development and promotion of more POC archival collections. Lauren’s work in archives is to help advance the inclusion of more collections featuring indigenous peoples of the United States, specifically those from the territories of the Southwest that we once a part of Mexico. She is devoted to helping develop the pride and identity of the Latinx community through work as an artist and archivist. In her spare time, Lauren can be found taking analog photographs in alleys or side streets of L.A., or finding hauntingly beautiful landscapes in one of California’s deserts. She is currently reading Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks and is loving it.