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Avens O'Brien

Board Member, Feminists for Liberty

Avens O’Brien is a 2nd-generation libertarian activist based in Los Angeles. The product of peaceful parenting, non-traditional education, and family who campaigned for political office as Libertarians in New Hampshire in the 70s and 80s, Avens was Vice Chair of the LPNH from 2006-2008, and has volunteered on several liberty campaigns, including local races and presidential – Badnarik (2004), Ron Paul (2008), McAfee (2016) and Jorgensen (2020). She also worked for Peter Schiff at Euro Pacific Capital from 2013-2014. She considers herself a “Facebook agitator”, has contributed articles to The Libertarian Republic, Thoughts on Liberty and been featured in Reason Magazine. She's on Substack at http://avens.substack.com


Avens started working in cannabis in 2017, and is now Director of Development at Advanced Mycology, an LA-based company pioneering access to psilocybin through grow-your-own-mushroom kits for consumers. She does psychedelic research, education & advocacy through her brand @YourTripSister on Instagram and Tiktok.


She's a Board Member of Feminists for Liberty, where she advocates for consent in all things. In 2013, she began taking photos beside her partner Judd Weiss at events and conferences, and has also adopted his mission of helping make liberty look good. She’s a frequent guest of podcasts, conferences, and on panels discussing both online and offline liberty activism, feminism, psychedelics, millennials, Burning Man culture, and other hot topics.

Avens is convinced that libertarianism is the most attractive and compassionate philosophy there is, and works to embody that belief and to share it with the world. All of her writings, interviews and work can all be found at http://www.avens.me.


Socials: @avensobrien and @YourTripSister
Website: http://avens.me


My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, July 14
 

1:10pm PDT

4:30pm PDT

 
Friday, July 15
 

10:00pm PDT

 
Saturday, July 16
 

11:00am PDT

2:10pm PDT

3:10pm PDT

4:10pm PDT

 

My Moderator Sessions

Thursday, July 14
 

1:10pm PDT

 
Saturday, July 16
 

11:00am PDT

2:10pm PDT

3:10pm PDT