Zy’aire Nassirah is a prison abolitionist, advocate, and organizer. Zy’aire comes to this work with over 30 years of direct experience with the carceral system. Zy’aire is a Reentry Case Manager and Legal Assistant with the Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), an organization committed to creating a world rooted in self-determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice. Zy’aire is also a long-time member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) and centers on the experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming people impacted by imprisonment in his system change work. Currently on the San Francisco Public Library Advisory Board. Recently selected for the Gender Justice Los Angeles Advisory Board.