Shira Hassan is the former executive director of the Young Women’s Empowerment Project, a movement building project led by and for young people of color that have current or former experience in the sex trade and street economies. A lifelong harm reductionist and prison abolitionist, Shira has been working on community accountability for nearly 25 years and has helped young people of color start their own organizing projects across the country. She is the founder and principle consultant for Just Practice, a capacity building project for those work- ing at the intersection of transformative justice, harm reduction and collective liberation. Shira’s work has been discussed on National Public Radio, the New York Times, e Nation, In ese Times, Bill Moyers, Scarleteen, Everyday Feminism, Bitch Media, TruthOut and Colorlines.