Alana Gracey

(She Series)

Basic Needs Organizer

Alana Gracey

Alana’s career in social advocacy has been in service to women (mostly of color) who exist in vulnerable states of survival, namely intimate partner violence, teen homelessness, and sex trafficking. She has worked with countless women and youth over the past 20 years to support them in getting their basic needs met. As a spoken word artist with a deep appreciation for the importance of writers of all ages having the opportunity to have their voices and their stories heard, she has facilitated creative writing workshops with women and girls to help them magnify their voices on the page and is currently a teaching artist for high school youth in Metro Detroit and also leads in-person and virtual reading and discussion groups.