Ashe Helm-Hernández

 

 

Senior Fellow of Philanthropic Organizing

[email protected]

 

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Ashe is a southern non-binary Black butch artist, organizer, and cultural worker with roots in Louisville, KY. They received their Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Hite Art Institute – University of Louisville and have over 20 years of experience in advocacy, leadership development, youth organizing, and mentorship. 

As a Black feminist whose own political artwork is grounded in liberation work, Ashe has curated and co-created several projects and practices of cultural solidarity with movement organizations such as Papel Machete / AgitArte, Southerners On New Ground (SONG), the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) and the #Not1More Deportation national campaign (which evolved into the national organization Mijente). They spent the last five years at GSA Network, most recently as the National Program Manager.

Ashe is the co-founder of Tiger’s Eye Collective: Queer Security Cultural and Educational project in the aftermath of the Pulse massacre in Central Florida, as they believe in building strategies and infrastructure for collective safety and addressing the root causes for anti-queer and trans violence. Ashe remains dedicated to curating safe spaces that honor the lives and experiences of trans-masculine identified and genderqueer folks to sustain connections, collective leadership and advances political unity across gender and sexuality.

Ashe is inspired by spiritually grounded leadership and gospel music. They are a proud member of Alpha Psi Kappa, Fraternity Incorporated, a 2022 Trans Justice Funding Project Community Grantmaking fellow. They currently serve as a Board member of Southern Unity Movement, Inc. Ashe enjoys watching women’s NCAA and WNBA basketball, creating art, and cooking.

 

 

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