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who we are

Our team strives to show up with authenticity in all the work we do.

Feel free to reach out to any of us with specific questions or possible collaborations. 


Fernanda Lopez


Founder & Executive Director 

Fernanda (she/they) was born and raised in Medellín, Colombia, where she studied psychology and painting. Until one day, she enrolled in a cultural exchange program and landed in Massachusetts, where she found that both of her passions were actually a real profession, deciding to become an expressive arts therapist. 

After finishing her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy at Lesley University, she wanted a space in the city she called home where healing through the arts was possible. The multilayered richness and culture of Lawrence, MA provided all that she needed to manifest her vision — with many trusted hands, she was able to open the doors to La House with her friends Issa, Renée, and Jenna.  

You may find Fernanda roller-skating, frolicking in her garden, and making mermaid splashes at the beach.


jayvie song

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Program Lead

“...queer as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and has to invent, create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live.” — bell hooks 


from the Hood to the World, like rain on a tin roof, jayvie song (he/they) is a cultural worker and teaching artist of mixed afro-indigenous descent with an interdisciplinary approach

whose work speaks to his revolutionary politics, spirituality, and his entanglement with language. 

jayvie has 5+ years of experience in creative workshop facilitation and community organizing, having spent these last few years crafting space(s) for himself and his community to heal, transform and grow.



Community Ops. Lead

Y-Bình (they/she) is a proud daughter of American War in Vietnam refugees, descendent from a rural farming community in An Giang, Việt Nam, and situated in Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

They are a communal mythology storyteller, multi-media artist, budding agriculturalist, and avid eyeliner enthusiast. Their writing focuses on eco-resistance sci-fi, transgenerational trauma & healing, critical compassion, queer coming of age love stories, diaspora hustles and bustles, and visionary fiction by way of recognizing the power of making space for past, present, and future ancestors to heal and create new worlds. Y-Bình also uses their 10+ years of experience with ceramics to build new forms. 

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