Organizing and Programs Director, The Reformation Project
AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez is an Indo-Latinx interlocking mujerista living in the Latin diaspora. She works for The Reformation Project (TRP) as their Organizing and Programs Director and runs the organization’s Academy for Racial Justice. The Reformation Project is a grassroots organization dedicated to equipping Christians with the skills and knowledge they need to work for the full inclusion of LGBT people in the global Church. She is also a member of the Racial Justice Institute team (an initiative of Evangelicals For Social Action). An artist and writer, she is the founder of browneyedamazon.com, a diverse online community focused on the intersection of art, faith and social justice and the creator of Secret Lives of Feministas, an online community addressing the marginalization of Latinx feminists in mainstream feminism. She lives in Washington, D.C. You can follow her on twitter at @brwneyedamzn and on Facebook.
As an immigrant, a woman, and a person of color, I know what a public show of solidarity can mean in the face of adversity. Ashamedly, there have been times when I did not offer such solidarity to others.
When I first became a Christian, I failed to be a public ally to LGBT people I loved dearly.