Director of Programs & Operations
Imani Sims is an alchemist and author. She believes in the power of community ritual and performance art, in public space, to shift social narratives around the magic of blackness, queerness, and femme identity. Over the past two decades Imani has collaborated with community organizations and independent artists to deliver arts programming all over the nation. Her heart soul love work is elevating the voices of QTPOC folk in public and virtual space. Sims' book (A)live Heart is available on Sibling Rivalry Press.
Dena Rod is a writer, editor, and poet based in the Bay Area. They are currently the managing editor of Argot Literary Magazine, a queer non-profit with a mission to highlight and sponsor LGBQTIAA+ perspectives and art across the globe. Through creative nonfiction essays and poetry, Dena works to illuminate their experiences of Iranian American heritage and queer identity, while combating negative stereotypes of their intersecting identities.