Arely Diaz (she/her) is a queer 26 year old from Chumash and Tongva land (so-called Los Angeles, California). She has called Pokanoket, Wampanoag, and Narragansett land (so-called Providence, Rhode Island) home for over seven years, where she lives with her immediate family. She has over four years of ICE deportation defense experience and pol(ICE) abolition work, and very much believes in the power of nonviolent direct action in social movements. She became involved with this work through her own mixed-status family, whose roots are in El Salvador and Nicaragua. When she is not busy scheming on how to bring about the collapse of capitalism, she can be found organizing autonomous direct actions, farming/gardening, reading comic books, or playing video games with her sister, V.