We’re excited to welcome our new Leadership Giving Manager, Mia S. Willis (they/them)!
Mia is a fundraiser, popular educator, and artist based on unceded Muscogee Creek territory (so-called Atlanta, Georgia). They are a lifelong Southerner whose family lineage includes laborers, union stewards, teachers, and civil servants.
Mia was a graduate student in Classics at The Florida State University when they left academia to design the youth volunteer curriculum at the Atlanta History Center and embark on their first North American poetry tour. They have received fellowships from Cave Canem, La Maison Baldwin, and Lambda Literary for poetry featured in The Slowdown, Palette Poetry, and others.
By the summer of 2020, Mia was eager to support movement organizations with the skills they acquired as a self-employed performance artist and workshop facilitator. They have since served in development and popular education roles at Reading In Motion, Highlander Research and Education Center, and Southern Movement Assembly.
When Mia isn’t fundraising for change or writing toward tomorrow, they enjoy collecting vinyl records and producing sample-based music.