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Elisenda Guerra-Delgado (pronouns: they/she) is the legal assistant and secretary at The Pride Law Firm. Elisenda joined The Pride Law Firm in 2019 after receiving their degree in Communication Studies from the University of San Diego. During their time at USD, they engaged heavily with the LGBTQ+ community and worked closely with student organizations to promote diversity and community engagement.
Elisenda is passionate about fighting against injustices that primarily impact people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and low-income communities. When deciding what path to take post-grad, Elisenda knew they wanted to continue to advocate for others in whatever way possible. Working at The Pride Law Firm does just that and she greatly enjoys being able to help survivors of sexual assault on their healing journey.
Elisenda was born in San Diego in the Hillcrest neighborhood and grew up in Brawley, CA a small town two hours east of San Diego. After attending undergrad in San Diego, there is no way they can envision living anywhere else. They love painting, the beach, concerts, and spending time with their partners.
Get to Know Elisenda
Why are you choosing to focus on sexual assault?
During my last year at USD, I had the privilege of working with student leaders and staff to plan events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, including Take Back the Night. I had the chance to share my story that night, and it was so powerful and moving. In the following week, many people came up to me and thanked me for being vulnerable and open. A lot of young people also disclosed their own stories to me. Because of this, I knew I had to continue doing work towards supporting and uplifting survivors.
What is a message you would like to give survivors of sexual assault who are afraid of pursuing their perpetrators in civil court?
The fear of pursuing your perpetrator may never really go away, but know that the people you have in your corner are truly on your side and are going to fight for you in every way they can.
More About Elisenda
I identify as a non-binary femme lesbian and I grew up in a low-income Mexican-American community where I saw a lot of injustice take place, especially against my fellow LGBTQ+ community members. When I first began letting people in and sharing my story as a survivor of multiple sexual assaults and relationship violence, I faced a lot of criticism and backlash. People claimed that my experiences were not as authentic as my peers because I am a lesbian and “that sort of thing doesn’t happen to lesbians.” As a young adult, I had to unpack that internal and external homonegativity in order to really start my healing process. While it has been difficult, it has been so rewarding. This has led me to put a lot of work, effort, and love into community gatherings and engagements surrounding issues of institutional racism, sexism, classism, and homonegativity in ways that prioritize voices that are often overlooked and pushed aside. I hope that my voice, my activism, and my story can help others begin to heal in one way or another, especially LGBTQ+ survivors and survivors of color.
Get in touch
If you’ve been the victim of sexual assault, Jessica Pride wants to help you once again become the strong person you are. No man or woman deserves to be victimized in such a way.
The Pride Law Firm
2831 Camino Del Rio S., Suite 104 San Diego, CA 92108
1900 Powell St. Ste 6022 Emeryville, Ca 94608
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Phone. (888) 209-3277
Fax. (619) 785-3414