Z Bell believes in the power of redefinition and visioning as a means towards self-love, community care and liberation. Prior to working as the Membership Organizer for Brooklyn Movement Center, Z worked as a Fellow with the TransJustice program of the Audre Lorde Project. While there, they focused on community-based safety and survival systems as well as creating and providing leadership development and community education opportunities for queer, transgender and gender-non-conforming people of color (QT*PoC). Further, they have trained as a Fellow in the Academy for Leadership and Action with the National LGBTQ Taskforce and done oral history and labor work with the United Food and Commercial Workers through the OURWalmart campaign. They’ve done work with Harriet’s Apothecary and are an active member of Black Youth Project 100. They have worked across many movements with the intent to lift up and center the experi3ences, needs and voices of Black queer, trans* and gender non-conforming people. Z recently graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Sociology. Unapologetically Black, fat, disabled, (gender)queer and still here, you’ll most likely catch them wearing headphones and nodding in time to the latest indie hip-hop.