Ujuoñu (Uju for short) is a fat, Black non-binary community educator and facilitator based on the west coast. They consider Nigeria, Mississippi, and New York as home and carry all the lessons these places have taught them about community wisdom, self-determination, collective care, and radical self-love. They currently serve as the Co-Director of Oregon Health Equity Alliance, where they focus on racial justice, health equity advocacy and community engagement. Their background is in health equity research, community engagement, training development and coordination, as well as sexual health education and navigation. Uju’s work is inspired by their personal and communities’ ongoing struggle with defining and protecting their holistic wellness in systems that do the opposite by design.
Uju Nwizu (They/Them)