Our Village, Our Voices

is creating Interviews of Amazing Women
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About Our Village, Our Voices

Our Village, Our Voices gathers and shares the stories of the diverse women of the Portland Metro area, celebrating, reverencing and inspiring our community of women to support and lift one another.

Alicia Beesley

Alicia Beesley was raised in Hillsboro Oregon on an Angus Beef Cattle farm. Her family is comprised of 6 birth siblings and 7 adopted siblings who were are all refugees from Vietnam. She studied Anthropology at Brigham Young University of Hawaii. While in her undergrad studies Alicia took time off to work with teens in the High Desert of Southern Utah in a Wilderness Therapy Program. She also took time off to serve an 18 month mission to the Islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. Upon returning from her mission where she learned French, Alicia realized Spanish was a much more useful language in the Pacific Northwest so she decided to take 2 semesters of Spanish then lived in the highlands of Guatemala where she completed and ethnography for her senior topic on the cultural shifts within the community of Mayan women.
Alicia then attended Law School at Brigham Young University. While in law school, Alicia worked with in various non-profits focusing mainly in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She married her excellent other half in 2009, and proceeded to have 4 children while working as an attorney in Lake Oswego for 6 years. In 2015, Alicia decide to put her law career on hold indefinitely while exploring other avenues to develop her passion for attaining more equality for gender, race and class.

Christina Dodge

Christina Dodge grew up in California and Eugene, Oregon. After a career as a nanny she pursued studies in psychology. After raising two wonderful boys with her husband she returned to complete her educational goals. She is a recent graduate of the School of Film at Portland State University, and she studied in the school’s “Cinema in New York City” study away program.
Christina is an award winning filmmaker and producer working in Portland, Oregon, and its surrounding suburbs. She is the producer of Annex, a serialized audio drama set in the fictional city of Harborview between World War I and the Great Depression. Her autobiographical short film A New Promise screened in the Oregon Independent Film Festival, where it won Best Short Film. She has been spending the past year working on a documentary involving organ donation. Christina enjoys exploring individuals and bringing their stories to any screen.

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When we reach 500 patrons we will have the beginnings of a strong, powerful community of diverse individuals working to grant each other with compassion and understanding. Alicia and Christi will strive to continue to bring well rounded topics to that community. 
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