Tanekwah Hinds is a community organizer, activist, and health educator who uplifts and empowers the voices of marginalized communities, especially women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community, through her professional and volunteer work. As the Women’s Health Program Coordinator at Fenway Health, she plans outreach events to support the health of the Boston LGBTQ community, coordinates gender-inclusive competency training for providers, and manages a research project on the use of contraception among queer patients. Tanekwah has also served as the Community Relations Chair of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, building partnerships with community organizations to identify and advocate for local resources across the state.
She has presented workshops and panels at local organizations and colleges, such as the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, Salem State University, National LGBTQ Task Force, Boston University, and Lesbians of Color Symposium. The Boston Alliance for Community Health awarded her dedication to the community and public health through the Healthy Community Leadership Award. Tanekwah’s activism has been featured on local television as well as in print in Vice, Scout Cambridge, and Feminist Formations.
During her free time, Tanekwah enjoys visiting museums and art galleries, reading BuzzFeed articles, and watching Love and Hip Hop (all cities, especially Atlanta). Check out her portfolio to learn more about her accomplishments; contact her to collaborate on a project or invite her to speak at your organization.