Lilac Vylette Maldonado (she/they)
Photo 2 image description: A close-up of Lilac indoors, in front of a mint green wall and white blinds, wearing glasses, pink lipstick and a popped fuzzy pink collared jacket. Photo image description 3: Close-up of Lilac wearing a jean jacket, glasses, and red lipstick, against an illuminated black and white background. Photo image 4: A black-and-white close-up of Lilac wearing glasses, dark lipstick and a checkered long sleeve shirt.
Lilac Vylette Maldonado (she/they) is a community organizer and culture worker who identifies as sick & disabled, neurodivergent, Two-Spirit, Chicanx femme. Since 2009, she has been actively organizing around many intersectional social justice issues such as racial justice, gender justice, disability justice, LGBTQIA+ issues, and body autonomy and acceptance. They are an avid zinester who has written and created artwork for various academic and social justice-themed DIY booklets. She is a co-founding member of the Los Angeles Spoonie Collective, a grassroots Disability Justice group connecting disabled activists and artists to community organizing and education opportunities. They are a part of the education team at Fireweed Collective, offering mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens. She is also a core member of Mirror Memoirs, an oral history project centering the narratives, healing, and leadership of LGBTQ survivors of color in the movement to end child sexual abuse. Lastly, they are the social media and communications manager for Reclaim UGLY, the intergenerational, multi-racial, LGBTQIA+, and Black-led organization that serves social justice-minded communities and centers the voices and needs of people who exist within the following intersections of identity: Black, Indigenous, & Mixed Race People of Color (BIMPOC), Fat/People of Size, LGBTQIA+, and Sick & Disabled People. You can follow Lilac on Instagram at @chronically.femme, or at @boldly.femme for her artwork.