Annie Who?

Anne/Annie/Beana 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.

Anne studied communications design at Pratt Institute. They are the mother of 3, spouse to the amazing Rafi and love their flock of chickens. 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 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. They are also focused on mental health advocacy by their role with The Downeast Rainbow Alliance.

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 Anne 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 and diving deep. They encourage you to reach out to them if you have a collaborative concept.

Email is best: anneshieldshopkins@gmail.com

Texts are very reliable: 207-852-2294

Discord is a sure bet: annieshields#9459