Kenyon Farrow (he/him) is the Director of Communications where he leads AVAC’s communications team as well as our narrative change and strategic communications efforts to help influence key stakeholders, policymakers and the media to expand access to HIV prevention, supporting R&D and programs and advancing global health equity.
Kenyon previously served as the Managing Director of Advocacy and Organizing with PrEP4All, where he helped lead a policy coalition on a National PrEP program and led a campaign to make insurance companies accountable to pay for PrEP services. Previously Kenyon served as senior editor of TheBody.com & TheBodyPro.com and US & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group (TAG).
In addition to his political work, Kenyon is a prolific essayist and author. He is the co-editor of the book Letters From Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out. His work has also appeared in many anthologies including For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, Abolition for the People, Crisis & Care: Queer Activist Responses to a Global Pandemic, and Healing Justice Lineages.
His work has also appeared in publications such as Medium, POZ, The Atlantic, OUT, BET.com, TheGrio, Colorlines, Logo, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Capital Journal, City Limits, HuffPost, and The American Prospect.
Kenyon has been hailed for his work by numerous institutions including Out Magazine’s “Out 100”, The Advocate Magazine’s “40 Under 40″, The Root’s “20 Black LGBT Movers and Shakers”, and Black Entertainment Television which designated him a “Modern Black History Hero.”