Saida Agostini is a movement builder, activist and poet. The Chief Operating Officer for FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, she supports FORCE in sustaining and expanding its organizational capacity to foster survivor led organizing.
In her work, Saida has organized statewide advocacy initiatives promoting the rights of LGBTQ youth in foster care, education and juvenile justice, and directed art actions uplifting the visibility of Black girls, women and queer folks.
A skilled facilitator, Saida has guided capacity building and needs assessment processes for local and state initiatives to address the needs of LGBTQ populations, people of color and youth.
A published poet and writer, Saida’s work is featured in Origins, the Baltimore Sun, and other publications. Saida has received support for her poetry and resistance work from Move to End Violence, Cave Canem, the Leeway Foundation, and other institutions.