Ianne Fields Stewart (pronouns: they/them/their) is a black, queer, and gender nonconforming New York based storyteller working at the intersection of theatre and activism. A native of Birmingham, AL, their work is centered in deconstructing mainstream media forms and rebuilding them to amplify and include the voices of marginalized people in our local and global communities. Ianne’s work has been published and seen across multiple mediums including the Journal of Community Practice, Buzzfeed, MoveOn.org, the United Nations, and many performance venues in New York City and beyond.
Updated May 2017
More from Ianne Fields Stewart
Ianne Fields Stewart in NBC article for their speech at the Trans March on Broadway
The Trans March on Broadway highlights trans people within the industry.
Ianne Fields Stewart in TimeOut Future Makers: 50 amazing people changing our world
Senior Fellow Ianne Fields Stewart has been recently featured in TimeOut's "Future Makers: 50 amazing people changing our world."
The Okra Project: Update on Milestones and Goals
Senior Fellow Ianne Fields Stewart has been working on The Okra Project, a grassroots mutual aid collective that supports black trans, non-binary, and gender non-comforming people.
Organizing the Brooklyn Liberation Protest: A March for Black Trans Lives
Senior Fellow Ianne Fields Stewart was recognized by Out Magazine as one of the organizers and speakers of the Black Trans Lives Matter/Brooklyn Liberation protest that drew over 15,000 individuals.
An Interview with the Founder of The Okra Project
Senior Fellow Ianne Fields Stewart, founder of The Okra Project, discusses how the program combats food insecurity in the Black transgender community with Out Magazine.
Through Our Eyes: A Black Girl's Perspective
Through Our Eyes is a devised show that imagines a day in the life of the Leesburg Girls through the lens of the 2018 viBeSolos girls.
John Lewis Fellows Reflective Essays 2017
Assuming the Voice of the Georgia Governor in 1960, The 2017 John Lewis Fellows Respond to an Appeal for Human Rights
Fellows' Collective Critiques of the 2017 Appeal for Human Rights
Bullhorns and Dimes