Black Feminist Future
Paris Hatcher is a Black, queer visionary feminist who has has been organizing individuals and organizations toward liberation at the local, national, and international level for twenty years. As Principal at Rhombus Consulting Group, Paris works to advance intersectional strategy toward queer liberation and racial, gender, and reproductive justice. She provides technical assistance, group facilitation, and designs innovative cultural and policy campaigns that center the power and expertise of Black women. Inspired by the legacy of Maroon communities throughout history, she is deeply committed to the practical and political self determination of communities not in theory but in deep rigorous practice. Paris founded Black Feminist Future as a movement incubator to support the leadership of Black feminist leaders, organizations and movements.
Leveraging her love of the outdoors and extensive travel expertise, she co-founded Black Freedom Outfitters, a company that curates outdoor journeys that ground people in their bodies, the land and Black historical geographies. Paris co-founded and was the Executive Director of SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, a leading reproductive health, queer and trans*justice organization in the Southeast where she was born and has built her life. Her expertise and commitment to southern leadership is undeniable. She served as board member of Southerners on New Ground for five years and she was a founding board member of the Groundswell Fund the largest reproductive justice foundation in the United States. She went on to manage network strategies at Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. Paris earned a Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies from East Carolina University and Masters of Arts in Africana Women’s Studies at Clark Atlanta University with a research focus on Caribbean women’s activism and social movements. She is partnered to M Adams and lives in Atlanta.