April - AURORA
Hello! My name is Aurora and I am an education specialist, trans rights advocate, and public speaker. I transitioned about 2 years ago, and ever since I have been the happiest in my life. I often worry about my career and ability to make a life for myself because of the biases that inhibit people like me (trans+POC) from succeeding. That said, I fight every day to make the transgender community more visible and advance our representation in areas that are professional, political, educational, and those that exist for entertainment. I am a burlesque performer and future PhD. I plan to study the impacts of entertainment media on the transgender community as well as how media portrays trans people (of color, especially). I hope to use creative and expressive means to progress the scholarship of transgender people. I adore my community and want to see us thrive!