White woman with long brown hair and a nose ring, wearing a tan leopard-print blouse and posing in front of lots of plants.

Allexa Laycock (she/they)

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Allexa Laycock is a filmmaker, editor, and Director at Rooted in Rights. Allexa has presented on accessible media at Netroots Nation, for the City of Seattle, and to non-profits and other organizations around Washington State. She also leads training on creating self-produced, accessible advocacy videos. Previous training includes partnerships with the DO-IT program at the University of Washington, of which she is a Comparative History of Ideas and Dance alumni, and Mental Voices Africa, a Kenyan advocacy organization for those with psychosocial disabilities.


Outdoors, day. I'm a proudly fat, brown-skinned Black non-binary woman in my early 30s. Seen from the hips up, I'm wearing dark red lipstick. glasses and my hair is in an afro. I have a fake, pink flower in my hair on the side. I'm wearing a cow print top (white top with black and light gray cow pattern and pink, bedazzled collar). I'm in front of trees at Central Park; the sun is out. I'm looking up and away from the camera, not smiling.

Denarii Grace (she/they)
Editor in Chief, Rooted in Rights Blog

New York–based activist/artivist Denarii (rhymes with ‘canary’) Grace is a Black, bisexual, proudly fat, multiply disabled, poor, femme, witchy, non-binary/agender woman. She’s a blues singer-songwriter, poet, essayist, screenwriter, public speaker, community educator, and Editor-in-Chief of the Rooted in Rights blog, a publication by and for disabled people. Denarii is a former non-fiction editor at The Deaf Poets Society, an online journal featuring literature and art by D/deaf and disabled people. As a freelance writer, they have written for Bitch Magazine, Black Youth Project (BYP100), Brooklyn Magazine, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, and The Establishment, among several others. She founded Fat Acceptance Month in January 2019. As this bio demonstrates, Denarii Grace’s pronouns are she/they and they strongly prefer that people mix it up regularly, if one can remember to do so. You can find her on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and her website.