Briana Ureña-Ravelo is a 26 year old, queer and femme-identified, first generation Afro-Dominicana based in Grand Rapids.
She is an anti-racist Black community organizer, intersectional feminist, freelance writer, activist, thinker, and dreamer. She is the co-founder of the Grand Rapids chapter of Black Lives Matter and is a Community Engagement Specialist for the Rapidian, a department of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center.
Briana has also written for Autostraddle and Feminspire. Her interests are music, shows and the all-ages/punk scene, Afro-Caribbean spirituality and culture, radical and community politics, decolonization, social justice organizing and theory, fashion and clothes, cooking, body modifications, her calico cat, Shampoo, and sweets.