Southwest Community Mobilization Manager
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Rachel (she/they) is a community organizer, songwriter, and occasional vegan challah baker based in Fort Worth, Texas.
Her experience in organizing spans work across LGBTQ+ advocacy, mutual aid, harm reduction, and reproductive justice. From providing direct support to folks directly impacted, to building out advocacy campaigns, Rachel believes strongly in our interconnected power to effect change and to practice “hope as a discipline” (as Mariame Kaba says). She is motivated by vibrant queer and Jewish communities in the South, and is proud to work alongside so many inspiring folks building a better world.
Rachel’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in English and Radio-TV-Film from TCU, as well as a Master’s degree in Communication and Culture from Indiana University in Bloomington. They are currently a board member and song-leader at her congregation, Makom Shelanu, a board member at the reproductive justice organization Fund Texas Choice, and program leader at LGBTQ SAVES, a local youth advocacy organization.
Rachel lives with her wife, rescue greyhound, cats, and backyard chickens. When she’s not plotting and scheming, Rachel is writing and recording songs with their band or spending time out at the barn with their horse Simcha.