Bea Hinton

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Bea Hinton is a feminist of color and justice enthusiast deeply committed to advancing policies and movements dedicated to expanding opportunity for all. Straddling a number of identities herself, she understands the importance of confronting issues of intersectionality, transforming our institutions to accurately reflect shifting demographics and the inclusion of those most invisible.

Bea believes the future of reform depends on the power of social entrepreneurship, digitization, and effective alliance-building efforts. As such, she hopes to utilize ADR skills to build bridges across private, public, and government sectors in order to build sustainable solutions to our most pressing business and social challenges.

Given her belief in the power of the internet as a tool for change, Bea founded The Filthy Freedom Project in 2013, a collaborative online community unabashedly dedicated to promoting nuanced dialogue on issues of sex, sexuality and body image. Filthy Freedom aims to contribute to an informed and safe sex-positive culture by elevating the voices of those most affected by struggles for sexual freedom and understanding. Bea currently serves as Editor in Chief and Webmaster of Filthy Freedom, and is an Identities Pundit for PolicyMic.

Bea is a 2013 alumna of the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at NYU Wagner and a 2013 Hope Institute fellow (a campaign training program administered by the Democratic National Committee). Most recently, she was selected as 1 of 50 young women to attend the Women in the World Foundation's inaugural Next Generation Leadership Academy.

She has held internships with Teach For America and the United States Senate; in 2008 she participated in the The White House Internship Program, working in both the Office of Public Engagement and the White House Council on Women and Girls. Upon graduting from college in 2011, Bea worked as a program assistant on issues of civic engagement and immigration reform at Public Interest Projects, a public foundation.

She holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the Unversity of Michigan and is a J.D Candidate at Harvard Law School.