Reid joined the Reel Grrls movement in 2006 because they believe the best movies have yet to be made. They wanted to get a camera into the hands of young people that have yet to see themselves reflected on the big screen. Reid believes our communities crave the normalization and celebration of non-dominant identities through the power of storytelling.
Reid studied Spanish and Multicultural Media at Western Washington University and Fairhaven College. They co-produced over 10 award-winning short films with their feminist film collective, Union Street Films, a collection of rad womxn who found each other through Reel Grrls. In 2008, Reid co-founded Reel Queer Youth with the support of Reel Grrls and Three Dollar Bill cinema.
After 6 years of working as the UX Videographer for Geocaching HQ, Reid now focuses their efforts on teaching the next generation of filmmakers and using video as a resistance tool. As a mentor/instructor, Reid works to cultivate safer, collaborative spaces where we build one another up to be our most creative, clever, and courageous selves.
Let’s do this.