Solace (she/they) is a researcher, data enthusiast, virgo, womanist, and music lover. Educated by a diaspora of movement leaders, teachers, and care workers, Solace thinks of themself as a lover of learning and constantly seeks to expand her knowledge. In her work, Solace is an advocate for youth empowerment, educational accessibility, economic opportunity, and queer freedoms. She has worked with, and been in community with, organizations working with low-income students of Color, and focused on environmental justice, racial justice, transnational feminism, and movements against settler colonialism. Solace is excited to be part of G4GC because, as a 20-something navigating this world, they believe that the way into the future is to empower and listen to our youth.
Solace is a proud first-generation American from Ghana. They were raised in central New Jersey, on the traditional land of Lenni-Lenape and Munsee people. Solace is a recent graduate from Barnard College of Columbia University where she studied economics, human rights, psychology, and statistics. Her research seeks to analyze the ways economic systems affect the psyches of Black queer femmes. Currently, she resides in Brooklyn, New York, lands originally protected by the Canarsie and Munsee people. Most regularly, they can be found watering her plants, reading creative nonfiction, and/or crafting new recipes.