About Us

Kenyetta Whitfield

Communications Manager

Kenyetta (she/her) is a queer Black/African woman born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. She graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a certificate & specialization in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

While at OU, Kenyetta became involved with the school’s student-led feminist organization and URGE chapter. While a member of URGE, Kenyetta served as the organization’s Public Relations Chief. As PR Chief she was able to help promote and organize the first-ever date for URGE’s annual #Abortion Positive tour. She also helped lead on-campus organizing and voter registration efforts. Kenyetta credit’s her time with URGE in college for her love of reproductive justice and youth organizing. As a former participant in URGE’s Student Journalist program she was able to merge her passion for writing and reproductive justice—specifically Black women’s experiences. Kenyetta is interested in radical change & culture shift and liberation for Black people, Black feminism, and fat liberation. Before serving as the Communications Manager, Kenyetta served as the Communications Coordinator at URGE.

Outside of URGE, Kenyetta enjoys live music, rabidly consuming pop culture, travel, a quick witty quip, and anything that combines food, friends, and drinks!