Brittany Brathwaite is an award-winning reproductive justice activist, youth worker, and community accountable scholar with a deep commitment to supporting the leadership, organizing, and healing of girls of color. Brittany has worked to create change in the lives of girls of color through sexual health education, base building, advocacy, curriculum development, and participatory action research. Brittany has worked with several organizations to achieve this vision, including the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association, Rock the Vote, and Advocates for Youth.
Most recently, Brittany worked as the Organizing and Innovation Manager at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), where she led the School Girls Deserve campaign. In 2019, GGE won the campaign, securing base-line funding in the city budget for Title IX Coordinators in every borough and stronger supports for young survivors of sexual assault. Brittany currently co-chairs the Sexuality Education Alliance of New York City (SEANYC), fighting alongside young people for comprehensive sexuality education in K-12 in NYC.
These days Brittany is focusing on innovation and feminist entrepreneurship while leading and supporting three small businesses, two of which are worker-owned cooperatives. Brittany is the proud co-founder of KIMBRITIVE, an organization working to educate and empower Black women and girls about sexual health and reproductive justice. In 2016, she co-founded The Homegirl Box, a feminist-cooperative that creates apparel and gift boxes inspired by revolutionary women of color. This year, she supported in founding, The Rebellious Root Collective, a worker-owned cooperative of multi-racial feminist facilitators and creatives working towards justice and social change through training, curriculum design and intentional conversations.
Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology from Syracuse University and a Master of Public Health and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University. When she’s not attempting to save the world, you can find her collecting sneakers and statement t-shirts, reading Octavia Butler novels and other works by Black women authors and sipping lemonade from her stoop in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.