Sade is an educator, organizer and fierece revolutionary. She was born and raised in Washington Heights. Her work focuses on gentrification , creating safer spaces for folks of color and fights for justice always in all ways.
Timeka Toussaint is a Program Specialist at the Positive Living Department at BronxWorks. She primarily works with people who are HIV positive and those who are at high risk of contracting HIV/STIs and HCV. Timeka is dedicated and goal oriented in providing services to underserved populations. When she isn’t working with clients to get their needs met, she is an avid reader and baker!
Ramelcy Uribe is a regular degular AfroLatina from the South Bronx! She is a believer in the ever-present magic of Womxn of Color, she hopes to continue to imagine, create, and take action to preserve, honor, celebrate, and expand the brilliance her community(s) has to offer.
Elizabeth Rossi is a community educator, arts-based facilitator, and artist whose focus is to highlight to the humanity and complexities in the experiences of women. She uses arts as a tool for activism. Elizabeth has facilitated trainings, workshops, and created curriculum around community organizing, sexual violence, Know Your Rights, and the prison industrial complex with a large emphasis on how women of color are affected by these issues.
Brigida Valenzuela is an Afro- Dominicana from The Bronx. Brigida hopes to combine social justice & the performing arts to create a community healing space and Brown Girl Recovery is the place to do just that!
Jaz Astwood is a proud Afro-Latina actress hailing from the West Bronx, NY. Jaz currently resides in the NY area and continues to work in creating visibility for her communities in creative spaces.
Kylah Bruno is a young Afro Latinx womyn currently working in the Bronx as a 7th grade math teacher. Originally from Chelsea, a neighborhood in Manhattan that was hit really hard by gentrification, she currently resides in the south Bronx where she is currently working with Brown Girl Recovery in hopes to provide services to young black and brown womyn of the Bronx. Kylah also hosts Black Girl Magic in the middle school she works in!
MEET KAY KAY!
Kay Kay is a DJ and organizer from The Bronx who has a strong passion for Hip Hop and working with and for her community. Through her journey as an adolescence into young adulthood, she hasn’t been in any spaces in her hometown that holds community and healing spaces for womxn of color. As part of BGR, she hopes to help create these spaces she never had in the Bronx for the WOC.