Joy Messinger


i'm a reproductive justice advocate, sexuality educator, and nonprofit administrator living & working in chicago. currently, i'm the deputy director for the illinois caucus for adolescent health, an organization dedicated to the sexual health, rights, & identities of young people in illinois & beyond. visit my online cv for a full history.

most of my free time is devoted to organizing at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality within the local & national feminist, Asian American, adoptee justice, and LGBTQ communities.

i am a regular contributor to gazillion voices, an online magazine by and for the adoptee community & our allies. my writing has also been featured in a.r.e.a. chicago, the daily dot, the lost daughters, and the a.a.c.r.e. blog.

contact me if you're interested in collaborating on organizing, education, and writing projects in chicago or elsewhere. i look forward to hearing from you soon!

[photo credit: jenni kotting]