Josephine Kearns, headshot via Editor, 2:46:36 PM 4/8/2022

Josephine Kearns

Based in Chicago • NYC

She / Her / Hers • Member Since 2019

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My Story

A pioneer in the field of gender consulting, Josie's mission is to get more queer and trans joy - from QTs of all backgrounds - onto stages and screens. (Because really, haven't we had enough trauma porn?) Josie has worked all over the US and Canada as a gender consultant, writer, and creator. As the Consultancy Director for Ring of Keys, she's also excited to help connect others to opportunities. She is energized by the future of queer theatre and eager to connect with others who can say the same.

Sexual Orientation
iSexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person.


Gender Identity
iOne’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Some people identify completely with the gender they were assigned at birth (usually male or female), while others may identify with only a part of that gender, or not at all. Some people identify with another gender entirely. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not visible to others.

Female (I'm also trans)

iRacial identity is the qualitative meaning one ascribes to one’s racial group, whereas ethnic identity is a concept that refers to one’s sense of self as a member of an ethnic group. At their core, both constructs reflect an individual’s sense of self as a member of a group; however, racial identity integrates the impact of race and related factors, while ethnic identity is focused on ethnic and cultural factors. We celebrate our Keys’ intersectionality and understand that creating one’s racial/ethnic identity is a fluid and nonlinear process that varies for every person. Many folks will identify with more than one background while others will identify with a single group more broadly.



Gender Consultant, Dramaturg, Creator, Writer

Available for Gender Consulting

Yes, I'm available to provide paid gender consulting services for productions. Learn more about Ring of Keys gender consultants here.

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