Hi, I’m Ifetayo Harvey. I’m a writer, advocate and speaker. I am the Founder of the POC Psychedelic Collective and a student of Somatic Sex Education. I started writing in high school as a monthly contributor to my hometown paper, the Post and Courier. In college, after interning at the Drug Policy Alliance I spoke at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference about my experience of growing up with my father in prison. Months later, I shared my story on National Public Radio. The POC Psychedelic Collective educates people of color on the therapeutic and spiritual roots of psychedelics, harm reduction, and overall drug policy. It provides psychedelic education to historically marginalized communities in order to foster empowerment and healing, and highlights people of color’s contributions to the field of psychedelics. It aims to craft a narrative by and for people of color by elevating experts and policy makers who themselves are people of color.
School: Smith College
Degree: BA, History and African Studies