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2018 Speakers

Annie Segarra

Annie Segarra is a queer, Latinx, disabled and chronically ill content creator and intersectional activist. She runs a YouTube channel called "Annie Elainey" where she produces predominantly first-person video content on a variety of topics; sharing her personal narrative and opinions as well as creative content such as music, poetry, and short films.

Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed

Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed recognizes the power of art and culture as means of cultivating communal awareness and connectivity. She is an interdisciplinary artist and multi-media producer. She carries more than a decade of civic engagement and interfaith service, creating innovative solutions to the economic and racial injustices facing communities around the United States.

Cameron Glover

Cameron Glover is a freelance writer, budding sex educator, and Black girl finding her way in the world. Her work has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, INTO, Pacific Standard, and more. Follow her on Twitter.

Danielle Leong

Danielle Leong is the engineering manager for GitHub’s Community & Safety team who focuses on building consensual software and tools that help make online platforms safer, more welcoming, and inclusive. She is also the founder of Feerless, an app that provides trigger warnings for Netflix users with PTSD. She’s passionate about online privacy, inclusivity in tech, mental health awareness, and improving online good citizenship. In her spare time, she takes mediocre photos of her dog on Instagram, dresses up as a dinosaur, and eats lots of pizza–occasionally all at the same time.

Da’Shaun Harrison

Da’Shaun Harrison is an undergraduate student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He is an abolitionist and organizer who serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the newly-founded digital publication, Queer Black Millennial. His portfolio and other work can be found on his website, dashaunharrison.com.

Diane Murray

Diane Murray is creating resources for a better, more intersectional world in her Portland, OR home with the company of four cats, two partners, and a sweet baby nibling. Her primary project is Spoonie Living, a resources blog for disabled and chronically ill folks, but her other work can be found at dmurring.com. You can also follow her on Twitter.

Heldáy de la Cruz

Heldáy de la Cruz is an undocuqueer and Latinx Illustrator. His work is deeply rooted in his intersectionalities with a strong call for activism through the organization he co-leads, We the Dreamers. Heldáy has been featured in the Huffington Post, Milk X Magazine (Hong Kong), and the Define American Film Festival.

Luann Algoso

Luann Algoso is a Portland, Oregon-based writer, creative activator, cultural worker, and strategic communications specialist. She is activated by many manifestations of the written word, whether used in prose, poetry, storytelling, research, and performing her stories with various media-based practices. Luann is originally from Anaheim, California and moved to Portland in 2010.

Lynn Cyrin

Lynn Cyrin is a software engineer and project manager. She started her tech career creating software for queer / trans community and culture.

Mallory Thomas

Mallory Thomas is an autistic and chronically ill advocate, activist and writer. You can find her blog at malonwire.wordpress.com.

Neesha Powell-Twagirumukiza

Neesha Powell-Twagirumukiza (they & she pronouns) is a Southern queer womanist writer and community organizer who conspires in the name of liberated Black futures, Queer & Trans Black/Indigenous/People of Color power, solidarity economics, and transformative justice/community accountability. Neesha is a co-owner of Carolyn Peruth Coaching & Consulting, a QTBIPOC-owned worker cooperative.