Ian Porterfield

Ian is passionate about the arts. From dance to visual mediums, creativity is the core of their beliefs. Some issues of great importance to Ian are equal rights and uncriticised queer expression, unbashful artistic freedom, and environmental conservation. While at UWC-USA Ian left their mark by becoming a drag mother, curating an extravaganza of North American culture, providing comprehensive sex education, and leading backpacking expeditions throughout the New Mexico landscapes. Ian's goals for going abroad for the first time are stable management of their diabetes, thriving in a coastal city, and finally mastering a language.



When I applied for Global Citizen Year (GCY) in November of 2018, the first question they posed was to describe a hypothetical Youtube video of mine that had just reached its one-millionth view; “What is the video about and what is your role in it,” they inquired. With enthusiasm and humor, I responded that the…

14 October, 2019

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Ian Porterfield