Paris Hatcher is a Black, queer visionary feminist who has has been organizing individuals and organizations toward liberation at the local, national, and international level for twenty years. Paris is the founder and Director of Black Feminist Future, a national Black feminist organization that amplifies and builds the power of Black feminist leaders, organizations and movements. In this capacity, she also serves on the leadership team of the Movement for Black Lives.
Prior, Paris managed network strategies at Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, and worked as Principal at Rhombus Consulting Group, working to advance intersectional strategy toward queer liberation and racial, gender, and reproductive justice. She provided technical assistance, group facilitation, and designed innovative cultural and policy campaigns that centered the power and expertise of Black women.
In 2005, Paris co-founded and was the Executive Director of SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, a leading reproductive health, queer and trans* justice organization in the Southeast where she was born and has built her life. Her expertise and commitment to southern leadership is undeniable. Paris earned a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from East Carolina University and Masters of Arts in Africana Women’s Studies at Clark Atlanta University with a research focus on Caribbean women’s activism and social movements. She lives in Atlanta with her beloved and her pup.