Latishia James (Purposefully LJ)

Washington, DC

Latishia James is on a mission to illustrate the intersection between sexuality and spirituality. She began her sexual & reproductive health career as an HIV/AIDS advocate and sexual health educator. Latishia felt called to explore another aspect of the reproductive & sexual justice world after encountering youth and adults whose experiences with spiritual trauma directly impact their sexual & reproductive lives. A Reproductive Justice and Faith Organizer, Latishia is a Master of Divinity Candidate with a Certificate in Sexuality & Religion at Pacific School of Religion. For Latishia, marrying the worlds of faith, reproductive justice, sexuality, spirituality and reproductive health can be daunting at times and also very rewarding. Her hope is that in combining them all she will be a better advocate, organizer, practitioner (future midwife) and movement builder.

Latishia is a fierce advocate for queer folks, people of color, women, children and all those who society deems to be outside the "norm". You can find Latishia on Twitter (@PurposefullyLJ) chronicling her seminary journey (#queerseminarian) and raging against Reproductive Justice injustices.

  • Work
    • Sexuality & Spirituality Educator
  • Education
    • MDiv Candidate
    • BA Human Services