About MK Anderson
MK Anderson (they/them) is a communicator, collaborator, and abolitionist with roots in Muscogee "Creek" land, Atlanta, Georgia. For them, abolition means acting to dismantle oppressive systems and proactively creating resilient structures. MK's work is grounded in experience as a Black nonbinary southerner, and they seek to uplift communities at other life intersections by using the written word and art as tools.
MK has been developing skills in communications, advocacy, and community-building for around 10 years. They began their work in reproductive justice & health sovereignty movements. As a kid growing up in rural Georgia, MK faced medical racism in their community and they started looking for systems of healing that center Black ways of knowing the body. While working with reproductive justice organizers, they learned the value of taking intersectional approaches to Black health sovereignty. MK has since shared space with movement makers working in areas such as abortion access, Black economic liberation, and rebellious movement lawyering. With community holding them close, MK developed skills in coalition building, media coordination, strategic communications, community outreach and education, and policy analysis. As an attorney, MK is committed to centering critical perspectives of U.S. legal structures.
MK blends "traditional" and new communications approaches to achieve campaign goals, and they have extensive experience using virtual tools to bridge gaps between and among communities. They take inspiration from Ruth Gilmore, Ursula K. Le Guin, Dorothy Roberts, Audre Lorde, Octavia Butler and southern movement makers such as Project South, Stop Cop City, and Solutions Not Punishment Coalition.