On this 22nd day of #BlackHistoryMonth I would like to highlight Elle Hearns. Hearns is an accomplished organizer, speaker, strategist, writer and a co-founding member of the Black Lives Matter network. She has been honored with the Young Women’s Achievement Award for Advocacy and Organizing by the Women’s Information Network, the Black Feminist Human Rights Defender award by Black Women’s Blueprint, and was named a Woke 100 honoree by Essence Magazine.
Hearns is currently the Executive Director of The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, an organization founded in 2015 that works to create a crucial entry point for Black transgender women to advocate for an end to violence against all trans people through advocacy, transformative organizing, restoration, civil disobedience, and direct action.
You are #BlackHistory ✊🏾 Keep soaring. #BlackLGBTHistory