Amanda Williams is a Texan and queer Latina feminist activist from Houston, Texas now living in Austin. After graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelors in English Literature in May of 2011, she worked for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in public affairs until returning to graduate school to obtain a Master's in Political Social Work. Amanda worked the 83rd Texas Legislative Session as a policy analyst for the Legislative Study Group in 2013 and then went on to work for a federally qualified health center doing women's health advocacy and policy work. She served on the board of the Lilith Fund from 2012-2015 and is now the organization’s first-ever executive director. Amanda dedicates her life to reproductive justice work and openly shares her abortion story in order to reduce the stigma around abortion. She is a proud ambassador of the National Network of Abortion Fund’s We Testify storytelling program, which is dedicated to increasing the spectrum of abortion storytellers in the public sphere. In her free time, you can find Amanda stirring shit up in Texas, rock climbing, hanging out with her cat, drinking good wine, or planning her next travel adventure.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2017