My name is Jade Crimson Rose Da Costa and I am a PhD Sociology candidate at York University, Tkaronto, Ontario, as well as a creative writer and community organizer in The Greater Toronto-Hamilton Are/Southern Ontario. I do gender, sex and sexuality studies with a concentration on queer, trans, postcolonial, and Black feminist theories. Grounded in my lived experiences as a second-generation, gender nonbinary queer woman of colour and community organizer, my academic work is motivated by my desire to produce meaningful research that mobilizes agitational spaces on behalf of Queer, Trans, and Femme Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous communities in Tkaronto/Three Fire Territories and beyond. Specifically, my dissertation explores how to vision a collective memory of HIV/AIDS organizing in Toronto using a queer-feminist Black and of colour approach. Beyond my academic work, I am also an award-winning teachers assistant, published poet, and active community member.