cultural writer.
data futurist.
Visual artist.


game changer | afrofuturist | the baddest

"Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist."

- bell hooks

Ashleigh Shackelford is a queer, nonbinary Black fat femme cultural producer, data futurist, and multidisciplinary visual artist. In her commitment to creating and imagining new futures, Ashleigh is the creator and director of Free Figure Revolution, a southern body liberation organization that centers decolonizing antiblackness and fatphobia. Additionally, in her work of data futurism, she has created both the Fat Census and the Queer Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survey to create more evidence-based data within marginalized communities.




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