Phoenix AKA Mohawk “The Rebel Educationist” (they/them: formerly known as Mohawk the Educator) is a black, trans educator and technologist, who leverages vast multimedia and platforms to do advocacy and outreach for people who use drugs. They provide education and alternative, radical perspectives about drugs, drug policy, and related topics through a comedic, restorative lens. They are a harm reductionist, drug policy reform advocate, activist, and community organiser that participates in mutual aid. They are also a skilled technologist, writer, and educator.
The Rebel Educationist is the technical program manager at Next Distro, a Youth RISE board member, and former regional outreach coordinator and president of New York DanceSafe, Inc., a nonprofit that started off as DanceSafe’s New York-based Chapter. As a longstanding member of music and nightlife communities, they organise and oversee harm reduction and health-and-safety outreach, centring the marginalised, in these communities within the northeast. They have collaborated with global harm reduction agencies such as ANKORS, Safe ‘n’ Sound, and Unity and organisations such as the Drug Policy Alliance and Harm Reduction Coalition. Phoenix gives lectures at Berkeley College and spreads awareness as “The Rebel Educationist” on multiple social media platforms.