Lee Jiménez is a Afro-Nuyorican queer, gender failing artist, cultural worker, storyteller, and survivor from the Lower East Side in New York City, who aims to amplify, create, and hold space for marginalized communities to showcase their beauty, resilience, and resistance. Their work centers Black and Brown, queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming folks surviving poverty and works to facilitate conversations around healing, liberation, displacement, and home.
Lee began organizing as a young person when they were 19 years old, with other LGBTQIA+ youth of color in New York City around issues of policing, access to public space, homelessness, and gentrification, and have almost a decade of experience facilitating various political education workshops for, with, and by youth across the country.
Lee is dedicated to working with all of their communities, especially youth, to build safe(r) and sustainable lives. They believe that young people deserve the space and support to explore their identities without shame, and move into their agency and power.