Key Beck is a community activist and independent scholar. Their areas of interest are racial equity, gender and sexuality, and empathy-based intersectionality. They earned their MA from the University of Cincinnati in 2013. They have partnered with non-profits, educational institutions, and governmental and social service agencies. They are a member of Storefronts, a resident-led social practice group that uses art to examine the inequalities that exist in their neighborhood and the greater Cincinnati area. They were recently featured in Cincinnati Magazine (2020) and were honored with a 2020 LGBTQ+ Leadership award presented by the Ohio Diversity Council. Key currently works as a Outreach Prevention Specialist and Racial and Gender Equity Consultant.