Cynthia Wright is an Atlanta-based editor and graphic designer, as well as a Twitter-based LGBT activist. The 28-year-old Georgia native, who grew up in Germany, says Twitter was a "natural platform" for her progressive and LGBT activism.
Recent studies suggest that Blacks represent about 25% of Twitter users, roughly twice their share of the population in general. This makes Twitter a "natural platform" for her activism, she says.
"It's also easier to get in touch with people and an easier [application] to use," Wright told R20 at the LGBT Netroots Connect. "I’m hoping to connect with people I can’t really find in Atlanta. There are many Blacks in Atlanta but not much progressive activism. I’m trying to change that.
This is Cynthia Wright's first Netroots Nation. She is one of about 40 bloggers and activists recruited on a scholarship program developed by the fabulous Mike Rogers and Netroots Nation. Follow @CynIsRight and listen: