Director of Finance & Administration

Maya LaFlamme Washington is a Southern, Black, queer woman based in Atlanta, GA. Operations and Human Resources is her continued contribution to social justice. Her work over the last eight years has been rooted firmly in the South starting as an operations coordinator at a queer, urban land cooperative in East Atlanta, brought her to the mountains of Asheville fighting for queer liberation with Campaign for Southern Equality as a Tzedek Fellow and finally landing as the Operations Manager at Southerners on New Ground. At heart, she is a domestic artist that concerns herself with the logistics of relationships and the home. In the workplace, she is an administrative artist that concerns herself with the logistics of a new world. She researches and writes radical protocols to operationalize and embody a justice-driven politic. Maya spends her downtime dreaming up and executing her interdisciplinary art practice. She is interested in the emotional experience of the black and queer individual and studies the worlds that exist in the emotional undercurrent of people of color. In response to her discoveries, she writes lifestyle guides on how the logistics of relationships and intentional domesticity can support the emotional fitness of communities. Maya is happiest when she’s cooking for her spouse, cuddling her temperamental cat, and seeing puppet shows with her nephew.