Patrisse Cullors Biography

An activist, artist, and playwriter, Patrisse Cullors is well known for being a powerful lady, who holds the strength to challenge society. She is co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement and applies and regenerates the ideas from the critical theory from the social movements around the world in her activism. She knows her worth and never fears to stand up for her rights.

Early Life

Patrisse Cullors was born on 20th June 1983 in Los Angeles, California, United States while she was raised in Pacoima, a low-income neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. This shows that she belongs to moderate background. Her mother is Cherisse Foley while her father’s name is still not disclosed.

While living in San Fernando Valley, she attended Cleveland High School in Reseda. Later attended UCLA and received her degree in religion and philosophy. For her further education, she studied at Roski School of Art and design and received a degree in MFA from the University of Southern California.

Patrisse Cullors Career

At an early age, when she was a teenager, Patrisse knew her field of interest and started her career being an activist while joining the Bus Riders Union under the leadership of Eric Mann. During that period, she attended a year-long organization program organized by the Labour Community Strategy movements. She gained some knowledge about revolutionaries, critical theory, and social movements from all over the world alongside practicing activism. Patricia has also worked as Executive director of the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in LA jails. She also became a co-founder of the Prison activist organization Dignity and Power Now, where she achieved what she wanted and was a great success.

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Patricia is also a board member of the Ella Baker Centre for Human Rights. She launched a production company along with Warner Bros in October 2020. In February 2020, she co-endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. Alongside being an activist, she appeared in a 2016 documentary called Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement. On 18th November 2020, Resist was premiered, which is a YouTube series produced by Cullors.


The BBC reported that the popular activist Cullors has been planning to resign from her position since 2020 and has already taken all decisions finally to work on her second book titled ‘An Abolitionist’s Handbook’ with Warner Bros. they also reported that her financed has come under scrutiny last month after it was reported that she owns four houses. However, she denied the claims that her resignation is related to the misuse of the donations for her own luxuries. It is known that the organization has taken over $90 million in donations in 2020.

Social Media

Through her good works, Cullors had a huge reach of fans over her social media. She is been active on social media lately. On her Instagram account, she has earned around 373k followers under the username @osopepatrisse. Where she posts pictures regarding her activism.

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Patrisse Cullors Biography

Real Name Patrisse Cullors
Birth Date 20 June 1983
Age (as of 2021) 37 Years
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Artist, Activis
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Gemini

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 76 kg  –  in Pounds –  167 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Fat


Father Not Known
Mother Cherisse Foley
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Cleveland High School
College University of California, Los Angeles (BA)

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband? Janaya Khan
Children One

Personal Life

Queer Patrisse Cullors tied knots with Janaya Khan, who is also a social activist and co-founder of the Black-Lives-Matter Toronto. The couple hasn’t disclosed any details regarding their dating life. There are no traits about the couple having any children. Currently, they are leading a happy married life.

Patrisse Cullors Net Worth

Being an activist, abolitionist, and artist, she has been able to gather a decent sum of income all over these years. Unfortunately, her estimated net worth and annual salary details are yet to be revealed, but it is known that recently she purchased a house for $1.4 million in Los Angeles.

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  • Cullors revealed her Queer identity in front of her parents at the age of sixteen.
  • As a child, she was involved with Jehovah’s Witnesses, but then grew disillusioned with the church.
  • Patrisse created the hashtag #blacklivesmatter in 2013, where she also spoke and wrote widely about the movement.
  • She also stood up and raised her voice for prison abolition in Los Angeles and LGBTQ rights.
  • Cullors is the author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black-lives-Matter Memoir.
  • She teaches at Otis College of Art and Design in the public practice program and also a teacher at Prescott College, where she shares her knowledge in the Master’s Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing.
  • Cullors has received numerous awards for her works which includes Mario Savio Young Activist of the Year in 2007, in 2015, she was named ‘One of the New Civil Rights Leaders’ by the Los Angeles Times, Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year in 2016, and many more.
  • In June 2020, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first LGBTQ Pride Parade, Queerty named her among the fifty heroes ‘Leading the nation towards equality, acceptance, and dignity for all the people.

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