Tiara was the first out queer Black woman elected to the Rhode Island legislature!
Tiara is a Black, queer, formerly low-income, Ivy League educated educator and activist. She was raised in the south just outside of Atlanta. Her passion for activism and education was ignited when she began teaching sex education in Providence public schools as an undergrad, having never received queer affirming, culturally relevant sex education herself. Since this experience she has gone on to join the board of her local abortion fund, become a staff member and volunteer at her local Planned Parenthood, and has fought for Reproductive Justice, rights, and access in RI for 8 years.