Daunasia Yancey is a freedom fighter for the liberation of all oppressed peoples and the creation of a more just world. She organizes mass mobilizations and direct actions, advocates for resources and policies that best support marginalized communities, and is a leader in the Movement for Black Lives. In 2014, Daunasia responded to the international call to action of the Black Lives Matter movement, organized a caravan to Ferguson, Missouri, and founded the Boston chapter of the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Currently, Daunasia is a community relations specialist for the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ+ Advancement. She is also executive director of The Rest Rail, an organization that is changing the culture of social justice work by providing cost-free vacations to activists of color and embedding rest and wellness in our movements. Daunasia is also growing her organizational consulting practice, Pay a Black Woman, which aims to raise the profile of Black women public speakers and entrepreneurs.
In addition to her philanthropic career, Daunasia is studying business management at Harvard University.