About Us

Danielle Hurd-Wilson (they/them)

Senior Director of Field and Programs

Danielle Hurd-Wilson is a southerner, a queer Black Feminist, and a Reproductive Justice advocate with nearly a decade of experience in youth organizing and reproductive health/rights/justice program development and leadership. As a young organizer, Danielle worked on issues of racial justice, reproductive and gender equity, and LGBTQ+ liberation. Danielle has a long relationship with URGE, having begun as a State Organizer and currently serving as the director of URGE’s Field Department, where they work to support and constantly evolve the work with URGE’s members. An ardent spokesperson and author for reproductive justice advocacy, Danielle has been quoted or published in: The Advocate, Essence, Re.Wire and other outlets. Danielle holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and MA in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Alabama. They are also a graduate of the Midwest Academy and Black Feminist Organizing school. Danielle sits on the board of Access Reproductive Care – Southeast. Danielle was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and believes that y’all is the best word in the English language. They have a lot of opinions about rock music being black folks’ music, the correct amount of garlic in any given recipe, and being a fat crossfitter. Danielle currently lives in Washington, DC with their spouse, Gaby and their dog, Jalapeño Gregg. Danielle uses they/them pronouns.