Kimm Topping, Ed.M. (they/them/theirs) is an educator and writer with experience in non-profit management, fundraising, and communications. Kimm’s work values youth voice & leadership, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and trauma-informed education.
Kimm began their work as a youth worker in 2014 at Tutoring Plus where they trained volunteer tutors and led a girls’ media literacy program. In 2016, Kimm began facilitating trainings focused on supporting LGBTQ+ communities to schools, non-profits, shelters, and domestic violence agencies.
Since, Kimm has worked closely with organizations on professional development, curriculum, and organizational change as a consultant for the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ+ Students, The Network/La Red, Building Audacity, A World of Difference Institute, and MaeBright Group LLC. Kimm co-founded kyriQ with their partner, Minh Nguyen, and they provide LGBTQ+ inclusion trainings together. As a researcher for the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women, they write the Mapping Feminist Cambridge series.
They are currently writing their first full-length book, GENERATION QUEER, a non-fiction book that highlights the stories of 30 LGBTQ+ youth activists. Kimm is represented by Laura Gross Literary Agency. For fun, Kimm is either staring longingly at their two cats, learning about queer history, or giving love to their chosen family.
Kimm is available for trainings and workshops at your school, non-profit, company, or community group. Learn more here.
Toward an LGBTQ+ Inclusive History Curriculum in Massachusetts (2020). Women’s Policy Journal.
Mapping Feminist Cambridge: Inman Square (2019). Cambridge Women’s Commission.
Panel: Educational Resources to Elevate Student Voice & Identity. Lee & Low Books, 2020
Supporting LGBTQ+ Students During and After School Closures, Emily Boudreau, Usable Knowledge, 2020
“On a lively tour, reminders of feminist history in Cambridge,” Boston Globe, 2019
“Language Strategies for Creating Inclusive Environments,” TSNE MissionWorks, 2019
“Meet Kimm Topping and Minh Nguyen of kyriQ in Cambridge,” Boston Voyager, 2018
“Middle Schoolers Talk Women in the Media and More at Free Program by Tutoring Plus,” Cambridge Day, 2017
“Beauty Beyond the Binary: A Photo Series of Non-Binary Identities,” Rainbow Times, 2016