Rocki Simoes


Rocki Simões

Raquel (Rocki) Simões  is a white Brazilian who came to the United States in the late 80s, fell in love with women and rice krispies treats (not necessarily in that order) and decided to stay. Most of her community organizing work has focused on queer and trans youth, homelessness, and social justice. Most of her personal work has focused on being a loving friend, partner, ex-partner, anti-racist community member, and parent. On a good day she does some of these things well. Rocki has been at Avenues for Youth since 2007 and has a long history with the GLBT Host Home Program (now ConneQT), which she helped start in 1997.