Yirssi is an Afro-Dominican, queer, multicultural researcher and writer. Currently, she’s at Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, and was previously at Planned Parenthood of North Florida, and the ACLU. 

On the writing front she has contributed to Colorlines, CNN iReport, and The Huffington Post among others. She’s a VONA alum, and has won writing awards from the Michigan Press Association, and the American Model United Nations. 

Born in the Dominican Republic, and raised in Spain, in her free time you will find her working out, reading, or planning her next traveling adventure.