Charlene Carruthers is a Black queer feminist, activist, and organizer. She is passionate about building the capacity of young Black leaders so they are well equipped to fight for liberation. Carruthers’ career in movement work spans more than 15 years, and she has worked with such organizations as Center for Community Change, Color of Change, and Women’s Media Center. In 2013, she became the founding national director of Black Youth Project 100. In 2018, she released her groundbreaking text, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.