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Audacia Ray (they/she) serves their LGBTQ community as Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, where she advocates to shift resources away from the criminal legal system and into support for LGBTQ survivors of violence. Previously, they served as founding Executive Director of the Red Umbrella Project.


Audacia's short stories have been published in  Necessary Fiction, Litro Magazine, and Penumbra Online. Her non-fiction work has been widely anthologized, most recently in in We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival and Hustling Verse. Previously, they were an editor at Utne-Reader Award Winning $pread magazine and the literary journal Prose & Lore, and her non-fiction book Naked on the Internet was published by Seal Press in 2007.

Film & Storytelling

Audacia executive produced the feature documentary The Red Umbrella Diaries, which screened at DOC NYC in 2015 and featured performers from the storytelling series of the same name that she hosted for five years. Her directorial debut, The Bi Apple, won a Feminist Porn Award for Best Bisexual Scene.


Dacia has a MA in American Studies from Columbia University and a BA in Cultural Studies from Eugene Lang at the New School. She spends her time in Brooklyn and the Catskill Mountains.

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