Princess Arthur (they/she) was born and raised in the Inland Empire. Princess has made many strides in activism, such as establishing a community of LGBTQ+ youth and adult allies at their high school, where she graduated in 2020. She connected their schools’ GSA- Pride Club, with GSA Network and provided a safe space on campus for trans and queer youth. Pride Club was inclusive, encouraging, and full of youth who all wanted the same goals. They also worked with Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance, an LGBTQ+ youth organization, based in San Bernardino. They have been involved in youth organizing since they were 15 years old, where they requested sexual health education for their peers from the local county officials and educators. They joined GSA Network in 2018 and participated in the Southern California Youth Council, Activist camp, United Core leaders program, and Models of Pride. In 2021, they joined the Youth Organizing Fellows program.
Princess’s approach to organizing stems from her life experiences as a queer black woman. As a Queer Black person, finding community was a big part of what drew them in and a constant reminder of why they chose to be part of GSA Network. They take pride in representing intersecting communities and making spaces more inclusive for future youth to explore their own power and voice. As a youth who benefitted from queer advocacy, Princess aims to instill a sense of strength, resilience, and community in future youth leaders. She is committed to GSA Network’s continued advocacy and support of Queer and Trans-Black, Indigenous, Youth of Color.
Their hobbies include sharing warm moments with loved ones, candle shopping, and enjoying California sunsets.