Hunter Shackleford (they/she)

Social Media Coordinator, Forward Together

Hunter Shackelford is a cultural death worker whose work is focused on giving breath to the dead, transforming the cultural understandings of dying, and expanding our lexicon for Black gender expansive and abundant bodies. Their research and writing is focused on Death Work, Black Queer and Trans Feminisms, Abolition, Ugly Politics, and Fat Politics. Hunter uses visual art, cultural writing, and data science as a Southern storyteller to curate new understandings of those living at the margins. With an extensive background in communications strategy and transformative campaign organizing, Hunter is the Social Media Coordinator at Forward Together.