Bridget de Gersigny is a communications professional, queer artist, and community organizer from South Africa. They bring over 15 years of experience in communications to Astraea, having cut their teeth in advertising where they worked as Senior Strategist for major firms like BBDO in the UK and South Africa. In their time working with global brands Bridget was recognised for their ability to develop and implement creative, goal-based, communications and marketing plans, skills that have become invaluable as they direct the communications needs of Astraea. Bridget has a passion for racial and gender justice organizing through the arts. Their artwork has been exhibited internationally, including the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art; NY, The Hessel Museum; NY and Spazzio Morris, Milan. Bridget holds a B.A. (hons.) from the University of Cape Town, a postgraduate certificate from R&Y School of Media and Communications, and an M.F.A. from Bard College, where they were awarded the Director's Scholarship. They have worked with a number of social justice organizations including Visual Aids and LoveLife and have a deep desire to challenge oppression and bring lasting justice to LGBTQI communities around the world through conversation, new media and storytelling.