Alicia T. Crosby (pronouns: she/hers) is a Chicago-based justice educator, activist, and (sometimes reluctant) minister whose work addresses the spiritual, systemic, and interpersonal harm people experience. Through her teaching, writing, speaking, and space curation, Alicia helps individuals, communities, and institutions alike explore and unpack topics related to identity, inclusivity, journey, and intersectional equity. This native New Yorker channels her creativity into her work with her nonprofit Center for Inclusivity as well as through her writing and speaking. You can follow Alicia’s work via or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via @aliciatcrosby.

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Pauli Murray—Priest, Lawyer, Organizer—Refused to Be Diminutive

by Alicia T. Crosby 10-04-2021

Pauli Murray / Coutesy Amazon Studios

What does a trailblazing Episcopal priest, a lawyer whose work helped to shape the Brown v. Board of Education case, a founding member of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and a close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt all have in common?

They are all the same person. And My Name Is Pauli Murray, a new documentary from Amazon Studios, tells the fascinating story.

Jussie Smollett and the Erasure of Compounded Oppression

by Alicia T. Crosby 02-01-2019

2017 BET Awards - Los Angeles, Calif., - Jussie Smollett. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

To claim that this attack was motivated by a singular form of bigotry is false. Such a claim is also violent and contributes to the culture that silences and erases the complicated reality of compounded oppression experienced by black LGBTQ persons every day. Hate is rarely simple and the intersectionality — or dynamic forms of subjugation individuals face because of their marginalized identities — black same-gender loving people face is at work here.