Candace Bond-Theriault, Esq., LL.M. (she/her/hers)
Candace Bond-Theriault Esq., LL.M. (she/her/hers) is a Black queer feminist lawyer, writer, and social justice advocate working at the intersections of law, policy, reproductive health, rights and justice, racial justice, economic justice, mental wellness, and LGBTQ+ liberation. Candace is the director of Racial Justice Policy & Strategy for Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender & Sexuality Law. She previously worked at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the National LGBTQ Task Force and at the American Civil Liberties Union. Candace received her LL.M. degree in Constitutional Law with a dual focus on Gender & the Law and Politics and Legislation from the American University Washington College of Law, her J.D. from the North Carolina Central University School of Law, and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Her writing has appeared in the Nation, SELF magazine, the Root, Rewire, the Advocate, Health Magazine, and numerous other publications. She lives in Northern Virginia, with her partner, kiddo, and super cute yorkie.