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Charlene A. Carruthers has spent over a decade developing leaders as an
effective strategist, community organizer, and educator. She is a Black lesbian
feminist and founding national director of the BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100), a leading organization of young activists in the movement for Black liberation. Her work has been featured in outlets including the Nation,NBC News,BBC News,Huffington Post, the New Yorker, Al Jazeera,Ebony, USA Today, and the Washington Post. Charlene was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago where she currently resides. Her inspirations include a range of Black women, including her mother, Ella Baker, Cathy Cohen, Marsha P. Johnson and Barbara Ransby. In her free time, Charlene loves to cook and believes the best way to learn about people is through their food. Charlene is author of the bestselling debut book,Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.