Jas (they/them) is a Pisces, originally raised up by their mother and grandmother in rural Ohio. Since moving to Vermont in 2014, Jas has worked as a rape crisis advocate, youth outreach worker, and substance abuse clinician. Their professional and community organizing work has been inspired by the strengths gathered from their lived experience as a Black chicanx trans survivor, and their ancestors that have come before. They seek to create spaces for survivors, workers, and all people on the margins within ever institutionalized and professionalized social justice movements. Jas is committed to honoring other people’s truths, and their own, as they seek to support their community at the convergence of all their identities and experiences.