Ohio native Clarity Amrein earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Cincinnati in 2018, specifically in Rhetoric and Professional Writing, which emphasized science and technical writing, research, web development, and multimedia design. Her degree focuses were grants, manuals, and proposals. As an undergraduate, she was a college writing tutor and mentor in the Academic Writing Center, and wrote news and opinion pieces as a staff reporter for the student newspaper, The News Record. She also published poetry in UC's literary journal, Short Vine.
Clarity is now the Community Content Coordinator for the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library, based in Genealogy and Local History, where she creates and coordinates partnerships, publishes multimedia content, creates scanning and archival projects, and curates exhibits. She continues to write grants and do administrative nonprofit work in various roles and is active is the LGBTQ+ community. She helped found TreeHouse Cincinnati, an organization dedicated to establishing an LGBTQIA+ resource center in Cincinnati and is a Board Member the Ohio Lesbian Archives. In 2021, she was elected Director of Development for Cincinnati Pride. She also co-created and produces a city-wide, queer burlesque, drag, and performance art troupe called Smoke & Queers. She still finds time to read, write and perform poetry, play music, travel, and hang with her cat, Moon. Download her resume here.