Chelsea Byers is a social impact strategist, community builder, creative consultant, and a feminist writer/speaker, advocating for a world where creativity and human dignity can flourish.
In January 2018, after years of coalition building and successfully overturning the statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault in the state of California, Chelsea founded Campaign to Abolish Statutes of Limitations on Rape and Sexual Assault and became the Executive Director. CASOL is a national effort to end reporting time limits for rape and sexual assault in all 50 states and seeks to address the many ways our legal system couples with society to silence survivors and shield predators.
Chelsea is a member of the 2017-2018 inaugural cohort of Community Justice Reform Coalition's Speakers Bureau. She coordinates and facilitates creative direct action trainings and resource development to support movement organizers around the globe with Beautiful Trouble and has mobilized trained thousands of change-makers through grassroots advocacy training and campaign development. Chelsea has organized dozens of public demonstrations for social justice, held vigil for political prisoners and whistleblowers, and earned media at the 2016 Republican National Convention for gun violence prevention advocacy. After she disrupted and ended his hateful speech during a campaign stop in Las Vegas on January 20th, 2016, Donald Trump said of Chelsea, “That’s a young woman that doesn’t know... She’s Lost... To hell with her.”
In 2014, Chelsea was named 'Community Ally' by the Northern Arizona Pride Association for her work organizing against discrimination legislation at the local level. Chelsea is a contributor to the intersectional feminist blog The Engaged Gaze, and a member of the National Women’s Political Caucus - LA Westside. In July 2017, Chelsea launched Mural Map LA - a tool to build community and greater accessibility to street art in Los Angeles.