Tiara is an educator and activist raised in the South. She moved to Providence to attend Brown University in 2012 and fell in love with the city. She started her journey in education by teaching sex-ed in Providence schools as an undergraduate. Since then, she’s worked in Providence as a recruiter for educators, ensuring that students have teachers who represent their backgrounds, experiences, and future selves. She now works as a youth organizer, empowering young people to fight for social justice on local and national scales. Tiara is also a Board Member of Women’s Health and Education Fund (WHEF) and of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA.
In 2020, Tiara ran a successful campaign against a powerful moderate Democrat who had been in the Senate since 1985. Since she assumed office, she has sponsored bills that would repeal LEOBOR, establish a tax system that fairly taxes the rich, require more robust sex education in public schools, and provide healthcare for a broader range of Rhode Islanders. In only a year, she has taken the initiative to fight for systemic change that would benefit our state and those who live here.
Tiara describes herself as “unapologetically Black and queer” and has proven that she will not back down against systems that oppress our community. She will continue her advocacy for housing, education, criminal justice reform, climate change, and healthcare. We stand with you, Tiara, and we are excited to see you continue to serve our state.