kitty lu bear
(b. 1982, current residence: Minneapolis, MN, USA)
polymorphic polymath storytellers
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Bachelor of Science, Inter-College Degree
focus areas: Engineering Studies, Holistic Health + Healing, Plant/Fungal Biology
Intentional Peer Support
Queer Intentional Peer Support Certification
National Scholastic Writing Award - Silver Medal, Washington, DC.
Community Grief Beads
hand-beaded, inspired by tarot; private collection in USA, Canada, Australia.
The (anti)NFT Club
digitally-made, physically printed zines + stickers; private collection USA, UK.
mutain’eer: a femifesto
word-building transmedia; co-created with carla bergman, online.
2010 Hope Sick by IONE SKY music video, filmmaker; Olio Music Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2011 Tooth n’ Nail, editor; Good Vibes Indie Erotic Film Fest, San Francisco, CA.
2011 Tooth n’ Nail, editor; Berlin Porn Film Festival, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany.
2011 Snoozer Loser S/S 2011 Preview, editor; Snoozer Loser clothing designs, online.
2012 Tooth n’ Nail, editor; Femina Potens @ SXSW, Austin, TX.
2015 The Red Umbrella Diaries Documentary, associate producer; New York, NY.
2020 2020: the year of the collective, filmmaker; Naked I, online.
2019 “Kitty Sipple and the Gatekeeping of Madness”; The Psychedologist podcast, September 2019.
2020 “Ep. 105 Kitty Sipple: Liminal Spaces/”Madness”/Dissociative Identity Disorder/Psychedelic Accessibility”; End of the Road podcast, February 2020.
2020 “The Cosmic Onion - with Kitty Sipple”; Grounded Futures podcast, December 2020.
2021 “Mad Trinkets, with Kitty Sipple”; Grounded Futures podcast, November 2021.
2022 “Ep. 123 Grief is Collective”; Feelin’ Weird podcast, May 2022.
Publications as Author
2011 “Bright Young Things: Jene DeSpain”, author; Working Class Magazine, May 2011.
2011 “Oh Land Interview”, author; The Lab Magazine, September 2011.
2012 “The Sheepdogs Interview”, author; The Lab Magazine, May 2012.
2013 “Loose Lips Sink”, author; Prose & Lore: Memoir Stories about Sex Work, Issue 2, 2013.
2013 “Lesson Learned”, author; Prose & Lore: Memoir Stories about Sex Work, Issue 2, 2013.
2022 “Mad femmes glitching: a conversation on being”, co-author; Madness Network News online, March 2022.
2022 “trust kids: echolalia”, author; Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy Anthology, AK Press, November 2022.
2022 “Four Qs + a Poem”, co-author; Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy Anthology, AK Press, November 2022.
2023 (un)sane: a collective story | a collection of stories, Listening House Media, January 2023.
2010 “Post-genderism and LOLCats”, presenter; SXSW Interactive Festival, Austin, TX, March 2010.
2010 “A Four Letter Word Called Sex”, co-presenter, Northern Voice Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2010.
2019 “Walking in Liminal Spaces: A Closer Look at Vulnerability and Psychedelics”, presenter; Psychedelic Society of Minneapolis Community Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, March 2019.
2019 “Psychedelic Accessibility: Disability, Chronic Illness, and the Psychedelic Experience”, presenter; Breaking Convention, London, UK, 2019.
2019 “2nd Annual Gender Affirmation Symposium”, moderator; oSTEM National Conference, Detroit, MI, November 2019.
2019 “Allyship in Motion”, co-presenter; oSTEM National Conference, Detroit, MI November 2019.
2019 “Non-binary Femme Representation in STEM”, co-presenter; oSTEM National Conference, Detroit, MI, November 2019.
2020 “Psychedelic Accessibility: Prioritizing Disability Justice in the Psychedelic Movement”, presenter; Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI, March 2020.