Cierra Hinton has an undying love and passion for the complicated South, which she brings to her work as the Executive Director-Publisher at Scalawag. She has found community across the South, including in Tennessee and Mississippi, but calls North Carolina home. Before joining the team at Scalawag, Cierra worked as a development officer at a number of education non-profit organizations. Her work as a fundraiser is fueled by her deep understanding of the inextricable connection between money and access; it is her mission to get access to folks that share her identities, namely Black, queer, folks, especially women and femme identifying people, from rural and low-income communities. Cierra is also proud to work with Press On, a Southern media collective.