Allie Phillips-Shinn grew up queer in Oklahoma, and it is her experience struggling to thrive in the U.S. bible belt that has continued to drive her activism today. With over 15 years experience in progressive movements, Allie’s work is driven by the core belief that it is our communities, not our systems, that can and will create the radical future we deserve. It is that guiding principle that draws her to the Southern Anchors Fund now.
In addition to her professional activism, Allie is a photographer, almost always found with a camera or two on hand. In her free time she reads, camps, grows food, and spends time with her artist wife, her five step children, and her big, beautiful, extremely queer family of choice, all of whom are working in some way to build a better world.