Nayah Mullings is a queer facilitator, educator and community builder with years of experience working with LGBTQ+, and gender-marginalized people, primarily those in multicultural spaces and communities of color. Nayah has a background in education, and most recently served as Director of the Women’s and Gender Center at Amherst College prior to joining Family Equality as Director of Family Engagement in June 2021.
Nayah was introduced to LGBTQ+ advocacy work as a college student herself, where building community and resources in affinity spaces was a means of survival as a Black queer person navigating a historically and presently exclusionary institution. She is excited to support LGBTQ+ families in all their queer forms, and hopes to bring tons of joy, care, intentionality, and justice to the work, especially for those who are most marginalized.
Nayah is the only child of Tanzanian and Jamaican parents who cannot wait to be grandparents someday (“But no pressure!”) She lives on Massachusett land (Boston, MA) with her partner, their dog Mancha and cat Moira. Nayah loves storytelling, singing, gymnastics, keeping in touch with her ancestors, and dreaming up liberation.