Our Newest Collective Member: Deseree Fontenot

Movement Generation is proud to announce that Deseree Fontenot is our newest collective member. In March, she completed a six-month candidacy process and to the delight of the entire staff, she accepted an offer to become a collective member.
More about Desi:
Deseree Fontenot (Gender pronouns: She/Her or They/Them)

Deseree grew up between Southwest Louisiana and the Los Angeles area where she began her movement building journey as a student organizer working on queer and trans liberation struggles in 2008. After almost a decade of working within the LGBTQ movement, Deseree shifted her focus towards land-based work as a scholar, activist and farmer. In 2015 she became a co-organizer of the People of Color Sustainable Housing Network and in 2016 she co-founded the Queer Eco-Justice Project, organizing at the intersection of ecological justice and queer liberation. Deseree holds an interdisciplinary MA in Social Transformation focused on African-diasporic spiritual traditions, queer ecology and land-based movements.  Deseree is also an alumna of the ecological farming apprenticeship at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. She enjoys growing food and medicine, eating spicy foods, and nerding out over cats, movies and books.  Deseree is excited to be a part of the next chapter of weaving together the mycelium of movements for liberation with MG

Click below to watch a short video of Deseree breaking down Black food history on IG TV https://www.instagram.com/tv/BucPMm_BJk_/?igshid=sgrl4kh4n0w7