I have worked for social change, Black LGBTQ+ Liberation, racial equity, and fighting for justice for the past 15 years. In 2009, I joined Sankofa Collective Northwest (formerly PFLAG Portland Black Chapter-the first African American chapter of PFLAG in the country and the only organization in Portland, OR specifically serving the Black LGBTQ community). Under my leadership, the organization saw tremendous growth including the release of a first-of-its-kind groundbreaking report highlighting the experiences of Black LGBTQ Oregonians. As Racial Justice Manager with Basic Rights Oregon I co-launched the Our Families initiative centering the voices of LGBTQ people of color and their families in Oregon. Before joining Power California in 2018 I had been leading grassroots fundraising strategies, leadership development programs, local and statewide campaigns, and program and organizational development. Born and raised in Portland, OR I relocated to Los Angeles (Inglewood) in 2016.