Kings Floyd is a research and policy associate for the Disability Economic Justice team at The Century Foundation. She is a disability rights activist, access coordinator and writer based in Washington, D.C. and Portland, Maine. A lifelong advocate and public speaker, she works to combine her unwavering passion for disability rights, health care, and mental health and wellness with intersectional communities.
Ms. Floyd most recently served at the U.S. Department of Transportation, supporting the director of civil rights as a special assistant in the areas of disability, LGBTQ+ and gender, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). She formerly worked in the Biden–Harris administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel, and on the Biden presidential transition.
Throughout her career experience at The National Council on Independent Living, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Concepts, Inc., Kings has focused on engaging younger generations of workers with disabilities to empower their lives.
Kings’ writing has been published in outlets including Vox, Medium, and The Portland Press Herald, and she has served as a source for outlets including TIME and ABC7 News.
She graduated with honors from High Point University in 2016, with a bachelors in English writing and concentrations in language, education, and disability studies. Contracting projects include coordinating accessibility on the Women’s March, the DC Pride March, and other civil rights demonstrations as well as public events. She enjoys oat milk mochas and meeting new friends, and appreciates good cooking as a work of art. She speaks fluent French and has proficiency in American Sign Language.