Beana Who?

Beana/Annie/Anne is trying to say “Yes” to life. To creativity. To actions of healing. They reside along Kapskuk. Beana is reckoning with their role on Mother Earth as an artist & ancestor of English Colonists & Greek Immigrants.

Beana studied communications design at Pratt Institute. They are the mother of 3, spouse to the amazing Rafi and love to eat with the seasons. Pie crust makes them think of their grandmother. Pine forests remind them of Cape Cod.

Annie is happy to talk queer allyship, brainstorm a project, brew you a cuppa, or draw your portrait. They focus on community connectivity along these shores. Annie is focused on their artistic process as a way of being in their life.

Professionally Beana works coordinating programming, hosting community and being a campus cheerleader at Cobscook Institute. Annie is also a co-facilitator for The Traveling Rainbow Project.

Beana grew up on Pine Street, north of the Harraseeket River in Abenaki Territory. They were assigned female at birth and identify as genderqueer. Annie attended Soule School in Freeport, Maine, where they embraced independence and community song. They believe life long (un)learning is vital to their journey.

As a person with depression Bean has focused their life feeling deeply and learning about awareness. They are always trying to do better. To learn more. To be kind. Sometimes they fail, sometimes they succeed. Self love and acceptance are critical themes to their life.

Annie is really into being chill, immersive making, diving deep and resting. They encourage you to reach out to them if you have a collaborative concept.

Email is best:

anneshieldshopkins at

Texts are very reliable: 207-852-2294

Discord is a sure bet: annieshields#9459