CAITLIN GAFFIN

Consulting Partner

(she/her & they/them)

Having been named a leader in the movement for reproductive justice in Appalachia by Rewire.News and a “changemaker” in reproductive health by Nurx, Caitlin has been called upon to present numerous workshops at reproductive health and LGBTQIA+ conferences around the country. Their writing on the reproductive health landscape in West Virginia has been featured in both local and national media outlets, including HuffPost and VICE.

Caitlin has extensive experience within the realm of advocacy, education, and leadership - whether that’s been through fighting to reduce juvenile recidivism for those under 18 tried as adults, teaching job and life skills to incarcerated pregnant women, or even developing youth leadership for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. She is especially skilled in grant writing, content creation/graphic design, operational and financial management, and social media.

She holds an MA in education policy and studied human rights and sociology at Columbia University and University of Maryland.

 

As a granddaughter of the infamous "Devil Anse" Hatfield, as well as Mexican immigrants who settled in southern West Virginia as coal miners, Caitlin is proud of her Appalachian roots. She hopes to help build power and create lasting change for communities in the Mountain State and beyond, by approaching work in an intersectional manner that lifts up marginalized people and voices, specifically women, people of color, those with low income, and LGBTQIA+ folks.

Caitlin is the Operations Director at Prism, a BIPOC-led nonprofit news outlet. She currently serves on the advisory committee for Black Lives Matter WV, and as the Board Vice President for the West Virginia International Film Festival. She is a founder and volunteer co-director of Holler Health Justice, a rural health equity nonprofit and abortion fund serving West Virginia and Appalachia, and is one-half of the synthpop duo Period Dramarama. She lives in Charleston with her partner Josh and their ever-expanding menagerie of cats and pups - including Hector, Sibyl, Holly, Frankie, Keris, Rose, Tennis, Magnus, Verity, Hazel, and Lumen.

PO Box 11032

Charleston, WV 25339

hello@kaleidoscopewv.com