Da'Shaun Harrison is a nonbinary abolitionist and community organizer based out of Atlanta, GA. They once served as the Communications Director of #ATLisReady and Editor-in-Chief of Queer Black Millennial. Harrison now holds the honor of being the Associate Editor of Wear Your Voice Magazine and Lead Organizer of Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SNaPCo)—a Black trans-led abolitionist nonprofit. In recent years, Da'Shaun Harrison has traveled throughout the United States and abroad to speak at conferences, colleges, and to lead workshops focused on race, sexuality, gender, class, religion, (dis)abilities, fatness, and the intersection at which they all meet.
Harrison’s writing has appeared in PhiladelphiaPrint, OffThaRecord, Medium, Queer Black Millennial, THEM, Black Youth Project, BET, and other online publications. They have been interviewed by Roland Martin on NewsOne Now, and have also been featured in/interviewed by The Fader, Everyday Feminism, Buzzfeed, Electronic Intifada and other local and national publications.
Experiencing heightened poverty and homelessness during the genesis of their writing career, Da’Shaun penned their first published piece as a means of survival. They now write, not only to survive, but with the belief that if the marginalized wish for a future where their history is depicted accurately and their stories are told correctly then they must document them. Writing, for Da’Shaun, is not solely a passion or talent, but it is the foundation on which their home—their love, their survival, their creativity—is built. It is their expression of self; their contribution to the documentation of the histories of oppressed/colonized peoples.
Harrison is native to Wilmington, NC, and moved to Atlanta, GA in 2014 to study Sociology at Morehouse College. It is their goal to one day obtain a PhD in Sociology with the intent to become a professor of sociology and/or fat studies.
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