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Haley Morrissette is a Co-Founder of the Black Women Empower Collective and serves as the Activities and Program Coordinator. Haley is from Pensacola, FL and is representing for BWEC in the area. She works as an Administrative Specialist and is a Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Certified Victims Advocate. She empowers Black women by intentionally sharing love through positive affirmations regarding their physical, mental, and spiritual selves. She fosters a sense of belonging for all black women by preaching the gospel of anti-respectability and promotion of being unapologetically ourselves. Haley is currently the Public Relations and Activities Coordinator for B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Advocating Change through Knowledge), an organization that partakes in community cleanups, documentary screenings and public acts of unity in the city of Pensacola. She is also a council member for the Feminist Society of Pensacola. She has organized events such as The Black Woman Erased; Martin Luther King Jr. Sit-In Pensacola; Black-Trans Lives Matter information drive; and most events linked to the grassroots movement #FromPensacola. Her most current project is the Black Pensacola Safe Haven, which encourages a positive space for members of the Black Diaspora to connect with each other and process the trauma that has been passed down. Haley’s goal is to complete her Bachelor’s in Social Work and move on to completing her Master’s upon which she will register to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her long-term goal is to acquire a Dance Movement Therapy License and eventually establish an art therapy studio/private practice that specializes in work with survivors of trauma. The studio will also develop creative therapies to work with marginalized populations that include, but are not limited to black people, queer people of color, women and trans people.