How do you sustain and grow your activism? What does it mean to be coming from a longer tradition and history that will continue beyond yourself? How are you recognizing the past and seeing how you fit in the present, to build towards the future?
We talked to community organizer and cultural engineer Fresco Steez, former Minister of Culture at BYP100 and digital strategist for the Movement for Black Lives, to speak to these questions and explore what she considers her political foundations, lessons and what she wants her legacy to look like.
Fresco Steez is a young, Black feminist, queer, and abolitionist freedom fighter from the south side of Chicago. She has been a grassroots community organizer for the past 14 years, her work ranges from housing disparities in Black communities to juvenile justice, to racial justice, to the disruption of the Police state. Fresco’s proudest work has been co-creating BYP100 with her comrades, coining the phrase Unapologetically Black, and anchoring the term and political framework for a Black Queer Feminist lens. She is committed to a Black liberation experience that frees ALL Black people and follows in the Black radical traditions of our ancestors. Learn more about her work here.