Belise Nishimwe

Rena is a member of our Fall 2020 Youth Cor6!

Rena Marthaler
(They/Them/Theirs, She/Her/Hers)
Musician, Organizer

My name is Rena Marthaler, I am a youth musician in Portland Oregon. I am 16 years old, currently going to Cleveland High School where I participate in multiple music programs playing saxophone, flute, clarinet, and singing. On the side, I love to perform and write music as well as collaborate with other artists playing my guitar or piano, and singing. I advocate for queer youth rights and normalization, by volunteering at the Q Center and co-facilitating a weekly queer youth support group, in addition to organizing and assisting Q Center events.

What does intersectionality mean to you?
Intersectional youth power to me means the youth within communities that represent all different backgrounds coming together for certain causes, to raise awareness, make change, and educate the community! Diversity and inclusion are a necessity in intersectional youth power.