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New members join through an application and voting process. If you're interested in being part of Double Union but aren't sure whether you're “good enough,” please apply - we don't evaluate applicants on whether they're “cool” or accomplished. Read on to hear about what we're looking for, and 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 respectful 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 [email protected] 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. We want to accept more members who share our values and our commitment to building a safer space together.

To keep the focus on a great space for women and non-binary people (trans, cis, queer, straight, and not-fitting-into-those-labels/other), all members must identify as a woman or non-binary person in a way that is 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, and Twitter 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 an 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

All members pay monthly membership dues (what you can afford – generally $10, $25, or $50/month) or have $0 scholarship dues if paying would be a hardship.


This is the default type of membership, but most members choose to become key members (see next section). Members can:

  • Use the space when a key member is present
  • Store your projects in the space (within reason)
  • Bring guests who identify as a woman or non-binary person in a way that is significant to them

Key members

After attending at least two events (including at least one members meeting) and agreeing to uphold the responsibilities of a key member, you get a key code that lets you use the space whenever you like.

If you are a key member, you can also:

  • Get into the space at any time
  • Bring guests of any gender

Key members also have responsibilities:

  • Lock the space when leaving
  • 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.

Current members

Some of our members include:

Marlena Compton
Marlena Compton key member
Mary Becica
Mary Becica key member
Pia (Parama) Pal
Pia (Parama) Pal key member
Michelle Burton
Michelle Burton key member
Isabella Liu
Isabella Liu key member
Irina P. Petkova
Irina P. Petkova key member
Danielle McVay
Danielle McVay key member
Rachel Rudnick
Rachel Rudnick key member
Holly Allen
Holly Allen key member
Dash Brittain
Dash Brittain key member
Carmen Jackson
Carmen Jackson key member
Jenny Wang
Jenny Wang key member
Lily Cronig
Lily Cronig key member
Ankita Prasad
Ankita Prasad key member
Natalie Rothfels
Natalie Rothfels key member
Stephanie Andrews
Stephanie Andrews key member
Anne Thai
Anne Thai key member
Norma Elena Sanchez
Norma Elena Sanchez key member
Sarah Walters
Sarah Walters key member
Kaleigh Yang
Kaleigh Yang key member
Linda Goldstein
Linda Goldstein key member
Madi Giovina
Madi Giovina key member
Diana Maria Vashti
Diana Maria Vashti key member
Jennifer Ortega
Jennifer Ortega key member
Sonia Nickles
Sonia Nickles key member
Samantha Bennett
Samantha Bennett key member
Reid Michael
Reid Michael key member
Becca Kamlot Lasky
Becca Kamlot Lasky key member
Esraa Abd El Fattah
Esraa Abd El Fattah key member
Judy Tuan
Judy Tuan key member
Kathy Richardson
Kathy Richardson key member
Leigh Honeywell
Leigh Honeywell key member
Leslie Wu
Leslie Wu key member
Alicia Liu
Alicia Liu key member
Hannah Grimm
Hannah Grimm key member
Spring Nguyen
Spring Nguyen key member
Lillie Chilen
Lillie Chilen key member
Liz Henry
Liz Henry key member
Cori Johnson
Cori Johnson key member
Gayathri Kamath
Gayathri Kamath key member
Holden Karau
Holden Karau key member
Natalie Freed
Natalie Freed key member
Jessica Lam
Jessica Lam key member
Georgia Andrews
Georgia Andrews key member
Jana Beck
Jana Beck key member
Jane Lee
Jane Lee key member
Gina White
Gina White key member
Cynthia Gonsalves
Cynthia Gonsalves key member
Angela Lau
Angela Lau key member
Amy Bickerton
Amy Bickerton key member
Sally Maki
Sally Maki key member
Preeya Phadnis
Preeya Phadnis key member
Alice Rice
Alice Rice key member
Lauren A. Gucik
Lauren A. Gucik key member
Brady Kriss
Brady Kriss key member
Alexa VanHattum
Alexa VanHattum key member
Elizabeth Cooper
Elizabeth Cooper key member
Allison Kaptur
Allison Kaptur key member
Amelia Greenhall
Amelia Greenhall key member
Gina Hendry
Gina Hendry key member
Britta Gustafson
Britta Gustafson key member
Grace Powers
Grace Powers key member
Mo Johnson
Mo Johnson key member
Lindsay Oliver
Lindsay Oliver key member
Laurel Hart
Laurel Hart key member
Lia Napolitano
Lia Napolitano key member
Daniela Arias
Daniela Arias key member
Ondine Kilker
Ondine Kilker member
Maggie Owsley
Maggie Owsley member
Risa Goodman
Risa Goodman member
Ash Adamson
Ash Adamson member
Julia Nguyen
Julia Nguyen member
Sydney Li
Sydney Li member
Joy Scharmen
Joy Scharmen member
Morgan Astra
Morgan Astra member
Sophie Xie
Sophie Xie member
Momo Akade
Momo Akade member
Alyssa Frazee
Alyssa Frazee member
Mags Bastidas
Mags Bastidas member
Evy Kassirer
Evy Kassirer member
Kolmel W Love
Kolmel W Love member
Lyra Hall
Lyra Hall member
Jade Wang
Jade Wang member