Ashleigh Shackelford

Director & Data Futurist
Free Figure Revolution

Ashleigh Shackelford (she/they) is a Black fat nonbinary shapeshifter, multidisciplinary artist, data futurist, and hood feminist. Named one of Bustle’s “Fat Activists You Should Know”, Ashleigh produces cultural work around Blackness, fat bodies, queerness, and afro-technology. Ashleigh is the creator and director of Free Figure Revolution, a southern body liberation organization that empowers Black, fat, queer, and trans bodies through community initiatives and programming. She is also the project director and creator of The Fat Census and the Queer Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Survey. As a data futurist and afro-technologist, Ashleigh honors the evidence and technology that exists within Black people and Black communities to curate consensual data collection to create tangible resources for Black liberation.