Candace Bond-Theriault

Candace Bond-Theriault is the Senior Policy Counsel for Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice, and the Democracy Project Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force. She works through a black queer feminist lens to create change and shift culture towards intersectional liberation through increasing abortion access, contraceptive equity and ensuring religious exemptions don’t override civil rights protections. Candace received her LL.M. degree in gender and legislation from the American University Washington College of Law, her J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law, and her B.A. in Human Rights with a focus on race, gender, and sexuality from the College of William and Mary. She is a yoga teacher, writer, lawyer makeup enthusiast, and aspiring optimist. Her writing has appeared in SELF magazine, Blavity, Rewire, Ms. Magazine, the Advocate, the Grio, Medium, and the Huffington Post. She lives in Northern Virginia, with her partner and the cutest yorkie you’ve ever seen.

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