Rachel Anspach

Rachel Anspach is a writer, activist and intersectional feminist living in Queens. Her work focuses on combating intersectional marginalization and the erasure of women of color from social justice work, policy and media coverage. She previously served as Senior Writer/Editor at the African-American Policy Forum, where she co-authored “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women.” She is a Chicago native, and before joining AAPF wrote for the politics section at Gapers Block, a hyper-local news site in Chicago. You can follow her on Twitter @RachelAnspach.

Bailing Out Black Mamas Means Bailing Out Trans People

Southerners on New Ground hopes that the organizing strategies it is developing in partnership with the Transgender Law Center will provide guidance to other organizations in the bailout coalition that are also facing difficulties finding trans and gender nonconforming folks to bail out.

Beyond Convictions: The Movement for Black Lives’ Strategy Is Systems-Wide

Activists in the Movement for Black Lives seek to move away from the perception that Black Lives Matter is just about taking to the streets and calling for officer convictions following police shootings—and remind the public that their work is rooted in a far-reaching battle against the societal institutions that oppress and kill Black people.