Ac­tivist un­der­stands how all move­ments are tied to­gether

GA Voice - - Activist In Action -

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?

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