Marjorie Richards earned her Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training from Seattle University. She helped to create the handwriting recognition tool for Microsoft, earned a living as a journey level carpenter on the television show Northern Exposure, and is currently tenured faculty at Seattle Central College in the Basic and Transitional Studies Division. She navigates the complexities of the English language with immigrants and refugees from all over the world. She does this by creating environments in which learners discover and construct new knowledge using information they already know and skills they already have. Learners in her classroom use technology to create projects that reflect their lives and interests and to explore language and cultures. Her lens is intersectional feminist, and her current passion is deconstructing hetero-normative curriculum.