“Any community seriously concerned with its own freedom has to be concerned about other peoples’ freedom as well.”
– Assata Shakur
I was born and raised in Rhode Island, and as the proud child of two lesbian moms, I have always been interested and active in progressive politics. I volunteered on my first campaign at the age of four, and frequently went with my mom to canvass voters, walk picket lines, and attend rallies. I studied politics at Brandeis University, and gained experience working on candidate campaigns and in nonprofit advocacy organizations before joining Deliver Strategies in 2018.
Camp counselor at age 15, teaching theater, improv, and other creative arts classes.
My two moms, their fellow activists in the LGBTQ+ movement, and all the queer and trans elders who paved the way for my generation.
When I was 17, I spent several months volunteering for Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, the grassroots campaign that finally won marriage equality in my home state. I knocked on doors, trained volunteers to phonebank, and testified before the RI Senate Judiciary Committee about my experience growing up in a queer family. I was there when the State Senate finally passed the legislation in April 2013, and I’ll never forget the joy and pride I felt hugging my mom and my fellow volunteers in the Senate Chamber as we celebrated this milestone.
How much time do you have?
I love drawing and painting, finding new music, dancing badly, and traveling with friends.