Elle Moxley (she/her)
Founder & Executive Director of The Marsha P. Johnson Institute
Elle Moxley is a renowned Black liberation artist, model, storyteller, director, producer, community organizer, and speaker from Columbus, Ohio. Currently, she is the CEO of Forever Free Productions and the Director of the short film documentary “Black Beauty.” She also serves as the Founder and Executive Director of The Marsha P. Johnson Institute. A freedom fighter, advocating for Black Trans Lives and Black women’s stories, she has led campaigns including “Raise The Debate,” #SayHerName National Day of Action, and the first-ever National Day of Action for BLACK Trans Women in 2015. As a thought leader, she has delivered Keynotes at The Movement for BLACK Lives inaugural convening, Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Schomburg Center for Research in BLACK Culture. As a model, she has collaborated with fashion designer Pyer Moss, has been a Billboard feature for H&M in Times Square and graced the cover of The Advocate magazine Sept/Oct 2022 issue. She is a multi-faceted public figure, she has been recognized within Essence’s Woke 100, The Root 100’s Most Influential African Americans, and Avenue Magazine’s Power List 100 . Her work has been featured in TIME, CNN, MTV, The New York Times, and more.