About Us

Kenyetta Whitfield

Communications Coordinator

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, Feminist Equality Movement (now IFA). While a member of FEM, Kenyetta spent a year 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 with her dedication to discussing Black women’s experiences. Kenyetta is very interested in radical change and liberation for Black people, Black feminism and fat activism. Before her time with URGE, Kenyetta served as a Communications Intern for Chesapeake Climate Action Network. In addition, she’s written pieces for the award-winning publication Rewire.News.

Outside of URGE, Kenyetta enjoy going to concerts, supporting independent film, travel and anything that combines food, friends, and drinks! She is excited to continue her journey with URGE as Communications Coordinator and hopes the future brings endless wins for the org.