Interview of Lauren Simkin Berke

Lauren Simkin Berke describes their work as an illustrator, animator, artist, and zine creator based in Brooklyn, NY. They walk us through growing up in an unconventional primary school setting, finding community in an anti-oppression college drama troupe at Cornell University and the Art Students' League of New York, as well as their artistic inspirations and hobbies, reflecting on changes in trans and nonbinary identity and terminology over the last ten years.

Date of Interview:

June 27, 2018

Location of Interview:

Brooklyn, New York

Place of birth:

Bronx, New York


They/them (if necessary)

Interviewed by

Ric Tennenbaum

Summary by

Boyda Johnstone