Time’s Up has named Chelsea Fuller its new VP of communications.
Fuller replaces the organization’s first communications chief, Amanda Harrington, who joined in May 2019 and departed March.
“I’m thrilled to have Chelsea join the fight for safe, fair, and dignified work,” said Tina Tchen, president and CEO of Time’s Up. “As an expert storyteller and strategist, she is the ideal leader to connect with our growing audiences and successfully communicate the impact of our groundbreaking initiatives.”
Fuller joins Time’s Up from Blackbird, a strategy hub for racial and social justice movements. In her role as deputy director of communications, she led campaigns and coordinated messaging around the deaths of Tamir Rice and George Floyd, among others. She also helped advise clients, such as Twitter, Planned Parenthood and the Working Families Party. Before her tenure at Blackbird, Fuller spearheaded the Advancement Project’s inaugural youth criminalization initiative focused on shifting harmful narratives about youth of color. She currently sits on the board of directors for the National Association of Black Journalists.
“Chelsea has given so much to Blackbird, our movement, and our people,” said Blackbird founders Mervyn Marcano and Thenjiwe McHarris. “We have no doubt that her qualities as a powerful leader, sharp strategist, and beautiful human will strengthen the work of Time’s Up and the broader movement to end sexual and patriarchal violence.”
Time’s Up was founded in 2017 in the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault reckoning and the #MeToo movement. The organization seeks to raise awareness of sexual misconduct in the workplace in Hollywood and beyond.
“Chelsea will be a vital part of our campaigns and initiatives,” said Monifa Bandele, chief operating officer at Time’s Up. “With a strong commitment to addressing anti-Black racism and systemic oppression, she will help our movement shift the narrative around survivors and women in the workplace, especially for BIPOC women who experience sexual violence and injustice at disproportionate rates.”