My name is Karuna Vellino. I got involved with the Capital Pride Youth Committee because I love pride but I also recognize that we have a ton of work to do to make pride the best and most inclusive it can be. I am passionate about creating change and bringing the beauty of pride to ALL folks in LGBTQ2+ community. As a disabled person I am extremely dedicated to speaking up for disability rights and making pride as accessible as possible. To this committee I bring a unique intersectional perspective, experience working with groups committed to creating equity for marginalized folks, and a deep love for the LGBTQ2+ community and the power we have to create joy and change. In my spare time I enjoy doing yoga, petting dogs, planning trips that I can’t afford and smashing the ableist white supremacist capitalist cis hetero patriarchy.