Heidi Maria Lopez is a queer, first generation Quiskeyana who believes strongly in people and their power to shape this world. Heidi works to build relationships that will shift this world so that people of color / in the African diaspora, especially those impacted most deeply by these systems, take back was has been taken from them, (re)claim their history and shape their own lives without the intervention of racist and oppressive systems. Their current organizing efforts include base building in Washington Heights, hosting gatherings around spiritual herbalism and bringing all this work within and to their family.