Ebony Flint grew up in the projects in Boston. She identifies as a trauma survivor; having overcome the struggles of a life with continuous sexual and emotional abuse from a very young age. She spends much of her time teaching strategies to help others navigate and address emotional and/or mental distress and other challenges. She is very passionate about this work, as a parent of a child with special needs and a person who has overcome traumatic experiences alone. Ebony is a Certified Peer Specialist, a Peer Group Facilitator for Alternatives to Suicide and Hearing Voices Network, and a Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator for adults, young adults, and trauma survivors. She has experience working with people both within the community and in hospital settings.
Ebony is a board member for the Council Against Institutional & Psychiatric Abuse (CAIPA). This council is the advisory board for the Disability Law Center. She was the Black Community Connector at Wild Ivy Social Justice Network, where her work addressed increasing the voice, choice, access, and personal and collective power for those who experience life interrupting emotional distress and other challenges. Prior to that, she worked as a Program Coordinator at The Living Room, a peer run crisis alternative, where she provided everyday oversight of the space and staff and facilitated global virtual peer support groups at the start of the pandemic. Ebony is a part-time trainer and group facilitator with Wildflower Alliance, a grassroots peer support, advocacy, and training organization. In this role, she co-facilitates Alternative to Suicide groups and training and anti-oppression training.
When not at work, Ebony enjoys UFC, spending time with her daughter, traveling, listening to music and sarcastic t-shirts.