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Virgil Duvalier

Co-founder and Director of Resource Redistribution

Virgil is a co-founder of RUJ. Virgil grew up in both Minneapolis and Milwaukee. They have been an activist fighting poverty and racism for the past several years and as such helped raise the minimum wage in Minnesota as part of a wage rights group.
Along with working towards a law degree they do multiple forms of online sex work.

Virgil has a beautiful cat named Bathbomb that they absolutely love.

Pronouns: They/Them/Their

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Lauren B.

Co-founder and Director of Research

Originally from Chicago, Lauren moved to Milwaukee in 2015 at the age of 24. Ey is one of the co-founders of RUJ and a former sex worker who has been locally active in reproductive rights, police accountability, and disability rights for the past several years. Ey graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences in 2012.
Ey loves spending time with eir two cats.

Pronouns: Ey/Em/Eir, She/Her/Hers

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Marie Kelly

Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives

Marie is a black trans woman who was born and raised in Chicago, IL (her favorite city). She has been living in the city of Milwaukee since 1996. She is a member of UBLAC and helped organize the Black Women’s Empowerment March. Marie graduated from MATC in 2009 with an Associate’s Degree in Television and Video Production.
She enjoys Italian food, astrology, and House music.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Anonymous

Three sex workers from Milwaukee who have chosen to remain anonymous while continuing to help RUJ expand in various ways.

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E. Reese

Co-founder and Former Member

E. is one of the original co-founders of RUJ. E. and their family are from Appalachia, but E. grew up moving around the US, living mostly in Alaska.
They moved to Milwaukee in 2016 to complete a year long full-time internship at Planned Parenthood and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies that same year.

They are amazing at sewing and parallel parking.

Pronouns: They/Them/Their