Cassy Jones-McBryde | Statewide Organizer
Cassy Jones-McBryde is an award-winning Community Strategist and Micro-Activist with a long-standing commitment to trauma-informed care and social justice. In 2009, Cassy founded the International Fuller Woman Network, a body-positive, 501c3 organization centered on fat justice, bodily autonomy, and sexual liberation. In 2019, Cassy was hired as the Black Organizing Program Manager at Planned Parenthood of Michigan, the first person in Planned Parenthood's history ever to hold this title. Although she is no longer at Planned Parenthood of MI, Cassy still develops curricula for Planned Parenthood Federation of America around race, equity, and inclusion principles in organizing and helps to inform patient advocacy initiatives for affiliates nationwide.
Cassy has dedicated her life to Black liberation. Some of her movement work includes serving as Press Chair for the Western Wayne County NAACP, Advocacy Chair for the Black AIDS Institute's Black Treatment Advocates Network, Member of Black Feminist Futures, Program Lead for the Black Women's Round Table Michigan, Certified Strategic Self-Care Group Leader for Women of Color with the SisterCare Alliance and Housing Specialist for LGBTQIA youth at The Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit.
Her recognitions include: 2021 Trailblazer Award-Western Wayne County NAACP · 2021 Leadership in Service-Black Women's Roundtable. · 2021 Cornelius Wilson Community Service Award-LGBT Detroit. · 2019 Leadership in Diversity Award-Corp! Magazine. · 2016 Spirit of Detroit Award · 2014 Heineken Taste Maker Award for Community Excellence · 2013 Ebony.com Plus Fashion Power Players.