I’m currently living on the Oakland/Emeryville border, but was born and raised in MD (the expansive suburbs around D.C.). Been in the bay for a total of ten years now. Cisgender man, queer, and English is my first language. My white mom is from New England, and my Black dad from rural North Carolina. Both were first in their families to attend and graduate college; I’ve also acquired degrees from post-secondary institutions. Both my parents worked for the federal government until retirement, so I grew up in a two-income, solidly middle class home, economically.