Nick Thuot (they/them pronouns) is a White, trans, and non-binary educator and activist committed to dismantling systems of oppression and helping others find ways to enact liberation every day. Nick works as a hall director at Iowa State University where they strive to help create a home for marginalized students within higher education, despite higher education not being created with them in mind. Nick values the explicit articulation of self-care/self-love as a way to normalize the ways that justice seekers can remain sustainably engaged in fighting for liberation. Some of the ways Nick loves themself and takes care of themself includes but isn’t limited to: reading comic books, writing about gender feels, resisting cisbinarist efforts to erase them, running, and eating chicken.