23 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human ☆ Created by Sammy
Wandless Magic ☆ Teaching Staff
Full name: Kasey James Reginald Garrett Wilmington
Date of Birth: 01 January 1995
Birthplace: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Blood Status: Halfblood
Wand: No Information
Patronus: Bassett Hound
Played by: Willy Cartier
Education Tallygarunga 2012, VMU 2017
Kasey has never had a relationship before. Yes, she has literally never had a relationship before. She's never even been on a first date. At nearly 24 years of age, she has yet to so much as have someone ask her out and try out a long-term relationship with them.
Kasey writes love stories online to help them cope with not having had a relationship and to explore concepts related to romance. They have a pretty large following reading their work, but no one knows its them and the work is mostly popular among muggles.
Kasey is highly ambitious and hopes to become a Head of House and after receiving enough experience teaching, he hopes to help prepare other educators by becoming a professor of Magical Education at VMU. He doesn't share this with anyone, however, because he genuinely enjoys teaching and doesn't want to give off the impression that he is using the classroom as a stepping stone. He is mostly motivated by a desire to make Tallygarunga and the state of magical education in Australia better than it already is.
Kasey is genderqueer and very openly so. Sometimes she presents more masculine, sometimes she presents more feminine, and most of the time she actively defies the gender binary in how she presents. She identifies as genderqueer because she actively seeks to challenge notions of male and female and hopes that she can express that for her and many others this binary system of gender does not work.
When they were a student at VMU Kasey specialized in Practical Magic as well as Magical Arts & Social Wizardry alongside his degree in Magical Education so that they could be certified in multiple subjects. In school they did their practicum in Musiciary, Charms, and Wandless Magic classrooms and therefore is able to teach these subjects without further examination. At Tallygarunga they are starting out their career by teaching Wandless Magic.
Kasey graduated from Tallygarunga in 2012 and looks forward to providing students with the same kind of quality education which he received while also being able to provide the institution with new experiences by mentoring LGBTQ+ students, helping students to pursue their interests, adding to the school library, tutoring students in areas outside of his curriculum portfolio, and creating more differentiated curricular materials that the school can afford in order to be able to compete with more expensive private institutions and offer students at different levels quality affordable education.
Kasey is known by many in the community as an advocate for causes of social justice including freeing house elves, anti-racism work in the muggle and magical communities, and working to make the Australian Magical Parliament more diverse, among other issues. Because of this, she is very careful to separate her views and beliefs from her work in the classroom, never articulating what she thinks in the learning environment and focusing on getting the students to articulate their understanding while challenging them to know why they believe what they do. Luckily, this doesn’t cause too many issues in Wandless Magic.
Kasey is a very driven and caring person. They are drawn toward advocacy and teaching because they care about how the people in their community are treated and raised and want the people in their community to have the best opportunities possible. It is this desire that drives their ambitions and desire to further themself in his career and further his advocacy goals.
Kasey has a light course load, only teaching years six and seven, so he does have more of an availability to take advantage of his free time to decompress. In his free time he can often be found in Narragyambie writing or on an adventure with some friends. He likes to spend at least a few hours a week in doing things for fun and therefore isn’t a stranger to meeting up with some friends in Narragyambie to catch up, grabbing some drinks and dancin g with a friend, or taking a trip with some colleagues to get potion ingredients on an off day.
The wavy tendrils of Kasey's deep brown hair were, to many, the defining aspect of her look. She is known to style it differently to showcase her masculinity and femininity and defiance of the two differently at different times. This also applies to her facial hair, which can range from a full beard one day to being completely shaven the next. In many ways, people didn't know how to peg her, but that was the point, wasn't it?
Their style was definitely within the high-fashion queer realm of wizard wear and therefore their robes were fashion forward. The robes often incorporates contemporary angles and color combinations despite being reminiscent of what a medieval European pattern for tailors would look like in the contemporary age. They also incorporate new elements of fashion into their looks and aren't afraid to break the mold. They love hats and wear them often to class.
Kasey was born to Sérène (née Levoyant) and Jacques Wilmington. Sérène had been studying in Australia for a semester abroad at VMU from Senegal when she met James, an Australian of British, French, and Vietnamese origin. The two ended up falling in love and upon traveling to the homes of each other's families to receive the respective blessing, they got married once they both graduated. Before that, the two maintained their relationship through Skype and semi-annual visits to each other's home country.
Upon graduating, Sérène got a job with Australian Ministry of Magic as a liaison to the International Confederation of Wizard's Australian Delegation on matters of African cooperation. So, she moved to Melbourne with Jacques. Jacques managed to continue his studies at VMU in a Master's program in the School of Magical Arts and Social Wizardry. In his program he incorporated the study of magical dance performance, magical ethnocoreology, and social analysis in order to study magical dance across culture.
While Sérène made a living with the ministry, Jacques made a living through dance performances and by teaching courses at VMU. They managed to make their lives work and eventually, Jacques became a well know and internationally decorated Australian performer and ethnochoreologist with a doctorate degree.
About a year after he received his degree, Sérène got pregnant with Kasey and had to take maternal leave from the ministry. It just so happened that when this happened, Jacques got a much needed position as an associate professor of Magical Dance Performance and Wizarding Anthropology in the School of Magical Arts & Social Wizardry at VMU.
The newest addition to a very diverse family, Kasey was raised to be a bundle of joy that did not accept the boxes society placed him in, defying gender norms and standing against things he knew to be wrong from his humble beginnings. This was likely because the young man was part of a truly international and academic family that took him to cultural sites weekly to help him be exposed to difference and know that it was a good thing.
Upon beginning school at the primary unit of Greyheme Wizarding College, Kasey realized that she was quite a bit different from her peers, as she dressed however she wanted and some of them did not approve of this. One boy told her that she looked like a freak and she punched him square in the nose, which resulted in a note pinned to her backpack and a fun conversation when she got home and between her parents, the administration, and the boy's parents at school.
Kasey quickly learned that violence didn't solve these kinds of problems and that they needed to be firm in who they were in order to change things. So, they continued to be who they were, made friends with the kids who didn't already give in to cisnormative prejudices, and worked on getting ready to become the best witch/ard that there ever was. They put themself into their work and made time to play and enjoy time their peers.
Once Kasey started at Tallygarunga, he was placed in Flinders. He quickly made well of getting to know his peers and got well under way with his classes. Among his peers, he was very popular for taking efficient notes and his closest peers would benefit well from being in study groups with him.
When he wasn't studying or practicing singing, he was off doing something with his friends. Sometimes that entailed reading a play together on the groups, other times that meant pranking a friend, and still other times it meant buying too many sweets and eating them all in the Eureka Hallways.
Over the years she did well in the courses he picked because they were what she knew he wanted to move forward in and she managed to do so while maintaining an avid social life, even if some people still couldn't wrap their head around the idea that she used multiple pronouns or that she didn't want to be labeled male or female, but sought to defy those labels.
Upon graduating with high marks in Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Transfiguration, Wandless Magic, Alchemy, Dead & Magical Languages, Magical Law & Enforcement, Elemental Magic, Ancient Runes, Muggle Studies, and Magical Theory, he applied for entrance into VMU and was accepted. He enjoyed his last moments at Tallygarunga as a student and made sure to participate in a few more shenanigans to round his career out.
A student in the School of Magical Education, the School of Practical Magic, and the School of Magical Arts and Social Wizardry, Kasey took their time working on fulfilling their coursework to the highest level possible. They worked hard to prove their worth in the classroom both in a teaching and student position in order to further their newfound goal of educating the next batch of magical persons from Australia.
She still made time for fun, spreading her course load out of the course of six years. She spent a lot of time with friends discussing important issues and trying to blow off steam, even going out on the town every so often. If there was one thing her parents taught her well, it was that moderation and self care were vital to successful careers.
Outside of those activities, he became very involved in electoral campaigns in the Ministry during his time at VMU, which acquainted him with the social justice community. He became very involved in marches for equality, the workers for elvish livelihood and protection, and other causes to promote a more just wizarding society. This is where his passion for the promotion of public education and other causes grew the most.
Continuing their work, and trying not to be too high profile in their advocacy, Kasey worked hard and had the opportunity to student teach Musiciary at The Minister's College of Fine Magical Arts, Wandless Magic at West Australian School of Wizardry, and Charms at Tallygarunga in his last three semesters. They were then approved by the Victorian Ministry's Magical Education Department to teach those subjects and sought employment at Tallygarunga. After completing a very taxing interview, they were selected as their Alma Mater's newest Wandless Magic Professor (also one of the youngest in the school's history.)
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