alicia (she/ella) is a queer, afrolatinx survivor, new(ish) mama and resource organizer who believes another world is possible—and trusts the leadership of the people most affected by harmful policies to bring this world to bear (especially those of us who are queer, trans and current/former sex workers!). By day, alicia is the Executive Director of The Emergent Fund, a movement accountable rapid response fund, where she has raised and moved almost 10 million dollars to Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led grassroots organizations using community-led participatory grantmaking. Prior to Emergent Fund, alicia spent over fifteen years in gender and reproductive justice organizations and collectives working on local and national campaigns to end interpersonal and state patriarchal violence with abolition as a north star. alicia has her roots and heart in cross movement organizing firmly grounded in Black, queer feminist theory and lived experience. No matter which orbit alicia’s organizing in, her work is to bring a survivor-centered and intersectional praxis to building collective power and transforming systems.