Joshua Toor (he/him) is NY born and Saint Paul prospered. For the past few years he’s discovered a real passion for building community power and discovering the voices within all of people to demand the world we deserve rather than the one we’ve been taught to accept. Growing up as the quiet mixed kid in a mostly white area of NY, Joshua kept to himself. This inward focus continued as a college art major, making work focused on breaking down the identities, histories, and ancestries he was struggling to understand and pay tribute to. When he graduated, Joshua wanted to turn that focus outward to see where he fit in the world around him beyond the state he’d lived in all his life. Soon, that focus narrowed further to seeing how he might be able to make the world just a little better.
This led Joshua to Saint Paul, where he not only found communities in his personal and work life that let him fully embrace and feel comfortable in his blackness, queerness, and mixedness but also discovered where the true power to make change lies - the grassroots. In time, the introvert became an organizer. In the same way that he had gone from inward to outwardly focused and found a community, Joshua wanted to create that community for others in MN so that we can all share in the abundance of society.
In his spare time Joshua loves creating short weird digital animations, trying new food, and being outside.