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As children, many of us were asked by our mother to do the dishes. Koe Creation would get asked by three different mothers. Crowded parent teacher conferences, queer youth summer camp, and parental adoptions over potluck dinners were typical of Koe’s upbringing in a queer polyamorous family. While in the spotlight as a “poster child” for the alternative Seattle community, Koe yearned for a realization of themself, leading them to leave the scene—first for the beaches of Hawai’i, and later for the couches of San Francisco. This Heart Holds Many is a testament of transformative, communal love, as told by an educator and lifelong learner.