Pınar Ateş Sinopoulos-Lloyd
Pınar Ateş Sinopoulos- Lloyd (they/them + he/him) is an Indigenous multi-species futurist, mentor, wildlife tracker and trans eco-philosopher. They along with their spouse are the co-founders of Queer Nature, an “organism” stewarding earth-based queer community through ancestral skills, interspecies kinship and rites of passage. Enchanted by the liminal, Pınar is a future transcestor of Quechua (Wanka), Turkish and Chinese lineages. They are in a lifelong apprenticeship to the ecotone of riparian systems.
Their relationship with transness, hybridity, neurodivergence, Indigeneity and belonging guided their work in developing Queer Ecopsychology through a decolonial lens. As a survival skills mentor, one of their core missions is to uplift and amplify the brilliant “survival skills” that BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and other systematically targeted populations already have in their resilient bodies and stories of survivance.
They are also the founder of @indigequeers; founding Council Member of Intersectional Environmentalist; trans ambassador of Native Womens Wilderness; and a founding member of Diversify Outdoors coalition. They also are adjunct faculty at the WE Immersion at Weaving Earth and facilitate and design multi-day programs at Colorado College and the University of Colorado Boulder with their other half/co-visionary partner/co-founder of Queer Nature, So Sinopoulos-Lloyd.
Email: [email protected]
View their website at: www.queernature.org
Follow their work on Instagram via @queerquechua + @queernature