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Reyma McCoy Hyten is the co-founder of the Lois Curtis Center, a physical and virtual hub for services, supports, and expertise at the intersection of systemic racism and disability. She is the first Black woman to ever serve as the US Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner for the Administration on Disabilities and was an Antibigotry Convening Fellow with the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University as well as a recipient of  the 2019 AT&T Humanity of Connection award.  Additionally, her 2018 run for office was endorsed by the Working Families Party. Her work has been featured in Vice, TIME , The Guardian, and USA Today. 

Reyma lives at MisFit Farm, an organic garden and sanctuary for unwanted creatures in rural Kansas, with her wife, Ami, their daughter, numerous cats, waterfowl, and a deafblind albino Great Dane named Rufus.

I Focus On:

facilitating conversations that center the most marginalized amongst us in the interest of driving unprecedented 

systemic change.


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