Lauren Ileana Sotolongo is creating Brave Commons, poetry and community for LGBTQ+ people of faith.
3
patrons
$42
per month
I believe vulnerability and community allows us to flourish. 

My name is Lauren Ileana Sotolongo, and I have been writing poetry, and leading in and outside of churches and nonprofit organiations for over ten years (as a worship pastor, youth pastor, communicatiosn director and more). Working within the specific context of LGBTQ+ inclusion in faith spaces, I am passionate about connecting Queer and Trans community members to their own innate spirituality and divinity.

This presently manifests in the work I do as a Co-Executive Director of Brave Commons, an organization seeking to empower and uplift the voices of LGBTQ+ students on Christian campuses and beyond. This work takes anywhere from 20-40 hours each week, and my focus resides in the area of communications, pastoral support, and outreach - this means that some weeks I am connecting with students, other weeks I am preparing a sermon for Oratio (our podcast), along with creating the graphics each week for our social media posts.

Along with those responsibilities, I am creating creative content (spoken word and poetry) for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond, with the goal of discovering connectedness and spirituality in us all, and therefore bringing about a movement of both internal and external equity and justice for all people.

I am blessed and excited to do this work, and I hope you will join me!
Tiers
Let's Be FRIENDS!
$1 or more per month
EVERY dollar helps, and yours is particularly special. You help me give more time for creative content. 
Coffee Shop CREW
$5 or more per month
These $5 give me space during the week to reach out to students and staff via Brave Commons, the organization I co-lead which supports LGBTQ+ students at Christian campuses. THANK YOU!
Secret Handshakes
$15 or more per month
$15 helps me plan out weekly sermons, social media posts, and student calls for Brave Commons. YOU are taking part in weekly community building!
OKAY, BAE
$25 or more per month
$25 allows for business cards, prints, and weekly writing time that allow me to connect to YOU. This earns you, #BaeStatus. 
Going Steady
$50 or more per month
$50 is a commitment--to justice and rejuvenation for ALL of us. Poetry is coming your way, and so is a whole lot of GRATITUDE. Thank you!
Love is 5EVER
$100 or more per month
$100 gives me hours every month to give to LGBTQ+ students at Christian campuses. A personalized print is coming YOUR WAY. 
Life is Better TOGETHER
$250 or more per month
$250 gives me hours every week to give to LGBTQ+ students at Christian campuses. A personalized print is coming YOUR WAY. 
I believe vulnerability and community allows us to flourish. 

My name is Lauren Ileana Sotolongo, and I have been writing poetry, and leading in and outside of churches and nonprofit organiations for over ten years (as a worship pastor, youth pastor, communicatiosn director and more). Working within the specific context of LGBTQ+ inclusion in faith spaces, I am passionate about connecting Queer and Trans community members to their own innate spirituality and divinity.

This presently manifests in the work I do as a Co-Executive Director of Brave Commons, an organization seeking to empower and uplift the voices of LGBTQ+ students on Christian campuses and beyond. This work takes anywhere from 20-40 hours each week, and my focus resides in the area of communications, pastoral support, and outreach - this means that some weeks I am connecting with students, other weeks I am preparing a sermon for Oratio (our podcast), along with creating the graphics each week for our social media posts.

Along with those responsibilities, I am creating creative content (spoken word and poetry) for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond, with the goal of discovering connectedness and spirituality in us all, and therefore bringing about a movement of both internal and external equity and justice for all people.

I am blessed and excited to do this work, and I hope you will join me!

Recent posts by Lauren Ileana Sotolongo

Tiers
Let's Be FRIENDS!
$1 or more per month
EVERY dollar helps, and yours is particularly special. You help me give more time for creative content. 
Coffee Shop CREW
$5 or more per month
These $5 give me space during the week to reach out to students and staff via Brave Commons, the organization I co-lead which supports LGBTQ+ students at Christian campuses. THANK YOU!
Secret Handshakes
$15 or more per month
$15 helps me plan out weekly sermons, social media posts, and student calls for Brave Commons. YOU are taking part in weekly community building!
OKAY, BAE
$25 or more per month
$25 allows for business cards, prints, and weekly writing time that allow me to connect to YOU. This earns you, #BaeStatus. 
Going Steady
$50 or more per month
$50 is a commitment--to justice and rejuvenation for ALL of us. Poetry is coming your way, and so is a whole lot of GRATITUDE. Thank you!
Love is 5EVER
$100 or more per month
$100 gives me hours every month to give to LGBTQ+ students at Christian campuses. A personalized print is coming YOUR WAY. 
Life is Better TOGETHER
$250 or more per month
$250 gives me hours every week to give to LGBTQ+ students at Christian campuses. A personalized print is coming YOUR WAY.