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New members join through an application and voting process. If you're very interested in being part of Double Union but aren't sure whether you're “good enough,” please apply. Don't let impostor syndrome stop you!

Along with submitting an application, a qualification for membership is that you've met at least one member who is willing to say you seem like a reasonable potential member (such as that you'd respect the base assumptions, anti-harassment policy, and responsibilities of being a member). Please come to events to meet some of us! Or if you'd prefer a quieter opportunity to meet just a couple members over a cup of tea, email and we'll set this up.

Membership qualifications

Double Union welcomes members with a broad variety of interests, skills, identities, backgrounds, and histories. What we have in common is a set of values (base assumptions) and an interest in supporting each other and Double Union.

To keep the focus on a great space for women (trans, cis, queer, straight, and not-fitting-into-those-labels/other), all members must identify as women in a way that's significant to them. Members must also be old enough to carry out any responsibilities. Guests of members may be any gender or age. We specifically encourage bringing (supervised) children to the space.

How do members use the space?

To get a sense of what current members work on in the space, see our visitor information, blog, Twitter, and wiki to find out about events/projects and equipment, or come to some events!

People work on many things in the space, including adding lights to bicycles, zine making, electronics, public speaking, finding jobs, contributing to open source software, printmaking and textiles, 3D printing, CNC machining, fiber arts, sewing/serging, and reading in the library. We encourage coworking in the space, as long as it doesn't interfere with events or members using the space for its primary purpose: working on projects in a safe and welcoming environment.

We have a very active members-only mailing list where events, workshops, and meetings are thought up and scheduled, as well as a members-only calendar. Any member can propose an event or workshop!

Membership benefits and responsibilities

Regular members

This is the membership type you want if you would just like to work on your projects and not have to run the space.

  • After attending at least two events (including at least one members meeting), you'll get a key code that lets you use the space whenever the building is open (generally 7am-6pm, Monday-Friday)
  • You'll also be able to use the space in evenings and weekends when a key member is present
  • Store your projects in the space (within reason)
  • Pay monthly membership dues (what you can afford – generally between $10 and $50/month)

Key members

Key members literally have keys to the space, but are also key to Double Union.

If you are a key member, you can:

  • Get into the space any time (a set of keys!)

Key members also have responsibilities:

  • Lock and alarm the space when leaving as necessary
  • Kick people out of the space if they are violating the anti-harassment policy
  • Enforce the guest policy (not letting someone in the space that is not a member or guest of a member, unless a public event is taking place)

Voting members

Voting members (who are usually also key members) choose to take on the additional responsibility of reviewing and voting on membership applications and adding new key members.

Current members

Some of our members include:

Leigh Honeywell
Leigh Honeywell voting member
Gina White
Gina White voting member
Natalie Freed
Natalie Freed voting member
Gayathri Kamath
Gayathri Kamath voting member
Mary Becica
Mary Becica voting member
Roxanne (Dash) Brittain
Roxanne (Dash) Brittain voting member
Hannah Grimm
Hannah Grimm voting member
Sally Maki
Sally Maki voting member
Liz Henry
Liz Henry voting member
Kiera Manion-Fischer
Kiera Manion-Fischer voting member
Calliope Desenberg
Calliope Desenberg voting member
Vivian Ginsberg Brown
Vivian Ginsberg Brown voting member
Britta Gustafson
Britta Gustafson voting member
Tina Coles
Tina Coles voting member
Marlena Compton
Marlena Compton voting member
Lillie Chilen
Lillie Chilen voting member
Lindsay Oliver
Lindsay Oliver key member
Laurel Hart
Laurel Hart key member
Teagan Widmer
Teagan Widmer key member
Lia Napolitano
Lia Napolitano key member
Amy Lightholder
Amy Lightholder key member
Georgia Andrews
Georgia Andrews key member
Jeanine Adkisson
Jeanine Adkisson key member
Shirley Yap
Shirley Yap key member
Jensen Hussey
Jensen Hussey key member
Molly Clare Wilson
Molly Clare Wilson key member
Emily Nakashima
Emily Nakashima key member
Jana Beck
Jana Beck key member
Ni Mu
Ni Mu key member
Pia (Parama) Pal
Pia (Parama) Pal key member
Jane Lee
Jane Lee key member
Cynthia Gonsalves
Cynthia Gonsalves key member
Angela Lau
Angela Lau key member
Lin Clark
Lin Clark key member
Kathy Richardson
Kathy Richardson key member
Carmen Jackson
Carmen Jackson key member
Preeya Phadnis
Preeya Phadnis key member
Valerie Aurora
Valerie Aurora key member
Lauren A. Gucik
Lauren A. Gucik key member
Spring Nguyen
Spring Nguyen key member
Jennifer Wong
Jennifer Wong key member
Alice Rice
Alice Rice key member
Sophie Diehl
Sophie Diehl key member
Beth Winegarner
Beth Winegarner key member
Allison Kaptur
Allison Kaptur key member
Kiran Bhattaram
Kiran Bhattaram key member
Jayne Vidheecharoen
Jayne Vidheecharoen key member
Cori Johnson
Cori Johnson key member
Ankita Prasad
Ankita Prasad key member
Amelia Greenhall
Amelia Greenhall key member
Meagan Gamache
Meagan Gamache key member
Judy Tuan
Judy Tuan key member
Katherine Fellows
Katherine Fellows key member
Holden Karau
Holden Karau key member
Grace Powers
Grace Powers key member
Alicia Liu
Alicia Liu key member
Leslie Wu
Leslie Wu member
Ephrat Bitton
Ephrat Bitton member
Joy Scharmen
Joy Scharmen member
Abigail member
Jessica Lam
Jessica Lam member
Kanane Jones
Kanane Jones member
Amy Wibowo
Amy Wibowo member
Ali Rayl
Ali Rayl member
Jade Wang
Jade Wang member
Jocelyn Lui
Jocelyn Lui member
Eileen Carey
Eileen Carey member
Morgan Astra
Morgan Astra member
Mary Gardiner
Mary Gardiner member
Alyssa Frazee
Alyssa Frazee member
Momo Akade
Momo Akade member
Pamela Ocampo
Pamela Ocampo member
Rena Tom
Rena Tom member
Becka R.
Becka R. member
Robin Lehto
Robin Lehto member
Maggie Owsley
Maggie Owsley member
Risa Goodman
Risa Goodman member
Kelly Shearon
Kelly Shearon member
Rachel Walker
Rachel Walker member
Julia Nguyen
Julia Nguyen member