Activist understands how all movements are tied together
By DYANA BAGBY
Quita Tinsley, 25, is pursuing her master’s degree in Women’s Gender and Sexuality at Georgia State University while also working (for the past year) as the youth activist network organizer at SPARK Reproductive Justice Now.
She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism at GSU, and in 2012, she became involved with SPARK and learned that the reproductive justice movement spoke to all aspects of who she is and includes the struggles she faces as a queer black woman.
While an undergrad, she served as the activism chair for the Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity at GSU, and was also an intern at the Atlanta Regional Peace Corps office as the Marketing and Recruitment Assistant.
So, she’s busy. She took some time to talk to the Georgia Voice about activism, how movements are connected, not separate, and how seeing U.S. Rep. John Lewis marching in the rain let her know she was on the right path.
Is your family involved in organizing— is that how you became involved in social justice?