Aurielle Marie Lucier
510.587.9696 ext. 318
Aurielle Marie is a Black, Queer, Atlanta-born racial justice activist and cultural curator. She is the founder of #ItsBigger, a grassroots capacity building platform for activists and scholars engaging in political resistance in the Deep South. Her background in political activism includes direct action strategy, coalition building, and guerilla training for activists working alongside SONG, MXGM, Fight for 15, and BlackLivesMatter. Her passion for Digital Media and Communications extend from a deep, profound respect for the art of storytelling and cultural archival, and she hopes to echo the voices and narratives of those on the margins so that they may continue to move toward the center.
Aurielle earned her BA in Hip-Hop Theory and Social Justice Strategy from the Evergreen State College. She is a 2017 Roddenberry Fellowship Finalist, a Voices of Our Nation Fellow-Alum, a 2016 Kopkind Fellow, and a recipient of the Queer Emerging Artist-In-Residency at Destiny Arts. Both her activism and artistry ground themselves in the afro-diasporic legacy of survival and struggle in the Deep South. If you can’t tell, she reps the red-clay South, hard. She was chosen by Safiya Sinclair as the 2017 Poetry Prize Winner for Blue Mesa Review. Aurielle has been featured as a social-political pundit on CNN, on NPR, and has spoken on defiant resistance, justice, and artistic resilience at a host of colleges and universities. Her essays and poems have been published on ESSENCE, For Harriett, Allure, NBC Blk, Huffington Post, and in Blue Mesa Review, Selfish Magazine, in Scalawag. She hopes to expand the channels of access to resources for TGNC folx through her work at TLC, specifically Black Trans Women and Femmes.