Green Festival Speakers

Julia H. Rhee



Julia H. Rhee is the Co-Founder of Retrofit Republic. Before starting the styling firm with a social impact, the Washington native advocated for disenfranchised communities for the past decade in New York City, Oakland, CA, and Tacoma, WA with environmental and social justice organizations.

Currently, Julia co-chairs NAPAWF Bay Area, the local chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, the nation’s only multi-issue women’s organization advancing the rights and issues of Asian Pacific American women and girls. She proudly served as the Executive Producer for the Asian Pacific American Vagina Monologues which raised over $23,000 for ending violence against women and girls and garnered front page coverage in the San Francisco Chronicle.

She was recently recognized with an Emerging Global Young Leader Under 40 Award by NAAMBA and her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, AlterNet, The Global Grind, 7x7 Magazine, The Bold Italic, ColorLines Magazine, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Race, Poverty, & Environment Magazine, and others.

When she’s not hunting down exquisite vintage finds around the Bay Area, she enjoys teaching beginner yoga for queer and trans youth of color in the Tenderloin of San Francisco.