Jacoby Ballard teaches yoga and mindfulness, is a writer, and social justice educator. He co-founded the worker-owned cooperative Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn and Bending Towards Justice, which trains contemplative teachers in diversity, anti-oppression, and justice. His work centers on embodiment, trauma, and social justice, which earned him the 2015 Game Changer Award, and in 2016 he received a Good Karma award for his work in queer and trans communities. His writing appears in Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change, the Trans Buddhist Anthology, the Yoga and Body Image book, and Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time, and his forthcoming book A Queer Dharma is due out soon. More at jacobyballard.com.