Johnaé Strong is an educator, organizer and writer who has been working at the intersection of social movements, healing and education for over a decade. Johnaé is a founding member and leader of BYP100, a political organization for Black people 18–35 working for liberation for all Black people. Her work has spanned across community and labor with a focus on campaigns against state violence and school privatization and amplifying community-led strategies for creating a more just and safe society. Johnaé holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Master’s of Arts in Education from the University of Chicago. When she isn’t writing, Johnaé can be found making music, losing dance battles to her two children: Akeim and Jari, or in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.