MARS. (they/he) is a Black, queer, non-binary/transmasculine writer and cultural organizer living in Detroit, MI. Their vision for leadership centers on the practice of liberation within the personal and professional, emphasizing how we deepen a culture of care for our staff, and model a more human-centered way of working together. Over the past six years, MARS. has worked with QTBIPOC artists, movement, and cultural workers to create a container for meaningful relationships, strategic connections, and world-changing work on a local, national, and global scale. Outside of work, MARS. is a writer who also experiments with film photography. He’s received fellowships from Kresge Artists in Detroit and Lambda Literary Arts. They are currently an MFA Candidate at Randolph College as a Nancy Craig Blackburn ’71 Fellow.