Meet the new leader of our Communications team: Anna Libertin! We are thrilled to have her at the helm of the Communications department, working to share our important work with the world.
Anna Libertin, Chief Communications Officer
Anna has been working with Family Equality since June 2019, where she first started as the Communications Manager. From fast-paced national news and media companies to local nonprofits, Anna has led a number of Communications initiatives with the belief that effective, authentic storytelling can change lives and empower communities. She lives in Burlington, Vermont with her partner and her Zoom-crashing kitties!
Top favorite podcasts/books:
It’s always impossible to choose a favorite anything, so I’ll settle for what I’m reading & listening to at the moment (aka ask me again in a month and I’ll have a new list for ya!):
- How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
- What a Day, a podcast by Crooked Media
- How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? I love playing the piano, writing, and reading. But most days you’ll catch me curled up on the couch, begging my cats to hang out with me while I watch trashy reality television!
What drives you to do this work? I’m moved by the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community and our centuries-long determination to find, form, and define “family” for ourselves. The history of this community is steeped in found, formed, and chosen family, and it’s an honor to be a part of bringing this work into the future.
What does family equality mean to you? To me, “family equality” means that everyone—regardless of who they love, how they identify, or where they come from—has the right to find and define family for themselves. It means removing the systemic barriers to “happily ever after,” ensuring that everyone is affirmed, protected, and supported by their community.