TIME’S UP Announces New Vice President of Communications
Chelsea Fuller — formerly of Blackbird — brings deep expertise on narrative power-building and organizing to create a safe, dignified, and equitable world
Washington, D.C. — Today TIME’S UP Foundation and TIME’S UP Now announced that Chelsea Fuller will become the new Vice President of Communications.
“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 — who sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Black Journalists — joins TIME’S UP from Blackbird Communications, where she led successful justice campaigns and messaging for racial justice movements during some of the most pivotal moments of the past decade, including the tragic murders of Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, George Floyd, and many more. During her tenure, she has also advised dozens of clients, such as Twitter, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Working Families Party.
“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.”
Before serving as deputy director of communications at Blackbird, Fuller spearheaded the Advancement Project’s inaugural Youth Criminalization initiative focused on shifting harmful narratives about youth of color and led the organization’s projects, including groundbreaking research on the way youth of color are criminalized through biased media policies.
“While we are so sad to see Chelsea go, we couldn’t be prouder of her. Chelsea has given so much to Blackbird, our movement, and our people,” said Mervyn Marcano and Thenjiwe McHarris, founders of Blackbird. “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.”
Fuller replaces Amanda Harrington, the inaugural vice president of communications at TIME’S UP. Harrington first joined TIME’S UP in May 2019 and departed in March 2021.
TIME'S UP Now
TIME’S UP™ Now is the nonpartisan and not-for-profit advocacy arm of TIME’S UP. We advocate for safe, fair, and dignified work for all in the public and private sectors, calling for an end to harassment and other related forms of discrimination on the job. And we fight to rebuild the systems that have taken away women’s power for far too long. TIME’S UP Now is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.