Virginia Spinks is a writer, public-oriented scholar, dance artist, and food enthusiast working for collective liberation in the South. An Atlanta native, she is most passionate about making her communities more just and equitable. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of Unearthing farm and market, a nonprofit farm and equitable food access initiative in East Atlanta, which she helped found by co-authoring a USDA-NRCS funding proposal. She is also a Master’s in Public Policy candidate at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS), concentrating in social policy. Her research focuses on the influence of public narratives and systems of white supremacy on the policy process, in addition to examining policy analysis and implementation with a racial equity lens. In her spare time, she recharges through connection with people over food and in the outdoors.
Updated September 2022.