Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a Queer Black Feminist Love Evangelist and an aspirational cousin to all life. She is/they are the author of several books, most recently Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, and is co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Trust, an intergenerational experiential living library of Black LBGTQ brilliance. Alexis founded Brilliance Remastered, an online network and series of retreats serving community-accountable intellectuals and artists. Alexis’s work is grounded in a community-building ethic and would not be possible without her communities of accountability in Durham, N.C., the broader U.S. southeast and the global south. She brings a passion for the issues that impact oppressed communities.