Alise Maxie (they/them/theirs, she/her/hers)
Alise Maxie is a 20-year-old scholar, activist and organizer from Houston, Texas. They’re a non-binary lesbian presently pursuing a advertising and marketing and authorized research diploma at Prairie View A&M College in Texas. After encountering a detrimental expertise being outed to their household throughout their sophomore yr of highschool, Maxie made it their aim to not solely be a voice for LGBTQ youth, however to create a help system for LGBTQ youth in low earnings and minority areas. Though their activism journey has simply begun, Maxie is working to turn into the proud LGBTQ function mannequin they need that they had of their group rising up, and is already identified on and off campus as a powerful, optimistic power in the neighborhood. Throughout the final yr, Maxie has led their first protest, partnered with HRC Basis as an organizing committee member for the HBCU Program, created a sequence of intercourse well being video blogs (vlogs) geared towards minortities and applied a self-run kindness initiative program on their campus.