Hạ (they/them or their name) dreams, lives and works as a GRITS + GLITS (Gay* Raised/Living in the South) hoping for a future where all families are safe, supported, and valued. Hạ is grounded in creative movements for Reproductive Justice and survivor-led healing for/by TLGBQ+ communities. They're a collective member of both the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project and SOFT WEB Studio Collective, and came to Third Wave Fund after four years of directly supporting TLGBQ+ survivors of interpersonal, sexual, and state-sanctioned violence. Hạ cultivates joy and pleasure through textile arts, zine-making, porch sitting, D.I.Y. music, and with all bodies of water. Southern‐born by way of the Việt Nam diaspora, Hạ is a tuff puff looking forward heart first!