Grace Aheron (she/her) is a multi-racial Asian American Southern queer femme. She was raised upper middle class in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in Southwestern Virginia. She was politicized in her progressive Christian church that planted a commitment to liberation theology and justice deep in her heart as a wee one. She helped start the SURJ chapter in Charlottesville in 2016 and made it her political home as they survived and thrived through the Unite the Right Rally in 2017. She is married to a remarkable queer and they live in Virginia on traditional Monacan territory.