Kimm

Kimm Topping, Ed.M. (they/them/theirs) is an educator and writer with experience in non-profit management, fundraising, and communications. Kimm’s work values youth voice & leadership, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and trauma-informed education.

Kimm began their work as a youth worker in 2014 at Tutoring Plus where they trained volunteer tutors and led a girls’ media literacy program. In 2016, Kimm began facilitating trainings focused on supporting LGBTQ+ communities to schools, non-profits, shelters, and domestic violence agencies.

Since, Kimm has worked closely with organizations on professional development, curriculum, and organizational change as a consultant for the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ+ StudentsThe Network/La RedBuilding AudacityA World of Difference Institute, and MaeBright Group LLC. Kimm co-founded kyriQ with their partner, Minh Nguyen, and they provide LGBTQ+ inclusion trainings together.

Kimm serves as the Co-Chair for the Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission and is a volunteer for TEDxYouth @BeaconStreet where they coach high school students each fall. They are currently writing GENERATION QUEER, a non-fiction book that highlights the stories of 30 LGBTQ+ youth activists. For fun, Kimm is either staring longingly at their two cats, learning about queer history, or giving love to their chosen family.

You can find Kimm online at www.kimmtopping.com or Instagram @kimm.topping.

*Photo credit to Alex Mancini and The Rainbow Times.