As Administrative Coordinator, Amie (she/her) supports the activities of the Donor Organizing and Political Education team and brings a diverse skillset and ten years of experience in nonprofit administration, marketing, and communications strategy to the role. Her other roles currently include mom, advocate, TN Region 1 Behavioral Health Planning and Policy Council member, Recovery Resources board member, and member of Free Hearts’ communications & development work team. She lives with her family in the Blue Ridge Mountain region of Northeast Tennessee, where she was also born and raised.
What Liberation Means to Amie
Tell us why you do what you do.
Growing up queer and nontheist in Southern Appalachia, coming of age as the opioid epidemic took hold in the region and started taking our people, and being permanently disenfranchised at the age of 19 were some formative experiences that helped guide my commitment to justice and the work of social change.
What’s most important to you about being part of Solidaire?
Exactly that – being part of, as opposed to just working for, Solidaire. From day one, I felt like I joined a community that had convened to do something important. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn from fellow staff, partners, and members and to support the work happening here.
What does liberation mean to you?
Liberation is like.. the path to social-actualization. Humanity’s process of constructing a reality where the needs of all people are met, everyone is safe, valued, and able to live as their authentic selves, and we have the means and opportunity to realize our individual and collective potential.