Ashleigh Shackelford is a Black fat queer cultural producer, multidisciplinary artist, nonbinary shapeshifter, afrotechnologist, and data futurist based in Atlanta, Georgia, with roots in Richmond, Virginia. She is the creator and director of a Southern body liberation organization, Free Figure Revolution, which focuses on creating spaces and resources that decolonize antiblack body violence. Through their work with Free Figure, they have created and led data futurist projects such as The Fat Census and the Queer Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survey. Ashleigh is an Echoing Ida Fellow, an Edie Windsor Coding Scholar, and will be published in the forthcoming book ‘The Lemonade Reader.’
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