#transTRUTH from Trans Youth: Challenging media narratives of what it means to be young and trans

#transTRUTH from Trans Youth: Challenging media narratives of what it means to be young and trans

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Thursday, Jul. 14 2:30 PM (Central)

Ends: Thursday, Jul. 14 3:45 PM (Central)

Room: 225

TRUTH, a collaboration between Transgender Law Center and GSA Network, is a national storytelling and movement-building campaign led by transgender and gender nonconforming young people from across the U.S. Through videos, selfie campaigns and other creative new media projects, TRUTH empowers trans and gender nonconforming youth to share their stories as a way to challenge media narratives, create community with other young people and build empathy. This discussion of youth leaders will allow the audience to hear directly from trans and gender nonconforming young people about their experiences and work building an intersectional movement.

Moderator

Juniper Cordova-Goff

Juniper Cordova-Goff

A community college student from Southern CA, Juniper is a grassroots activist focusing on intersectional work concerning queer/trans, low/no-income and people of color communities. Over the past years, she has advocated for the inclusion of trans and gender nonconforming youth of color to remain at the table of discussion regarding policy changing and organizing. As a non-binary trans womyn of color, Juniper will major in political science at UC Berkeley, directing her career path into governmental office. She is the current Trans Youth Justice Organizer at the Genders & Sexualities Alliance, leading the TRUTH Project.


Panelists

Violet Martinez

My Name Is Violet Martinez & I reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I first got involved with my community around the age of 15, now that I’m 18 I have helped not only myself but others as well to realize that it’s ok to be true to who you are, and that’s why I love being apart of this awesome movement that benefits us all at the end of the day. Some projects I’ve help create and took part in was a campaign that focused on LGBTQI+ youth behavioral health, as well as the trying to being attention to the trans epidemic last year when many of our sisters were taken from us tragically. Everything hasn’t been easy but totally worth it when I see actual change as a result of all the hard work.


Ka'Milla McMiller

KaMilla.McMiller

I am a young trans femme residing in St.Louis, MO. I began organizing at the tender age of 15 and have developed a passion for social justice. I’m strong willed, creative, bright, bold, and unapologetically outspoken. I am a future beauty student with hopes of studying at Paul Mitchell Beauty School. I enjoy the musical stylings of Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Miles Davis and Rihanna. In my free time you can find me with my head in a book or drawing/creating some piece of artwork.


Foster Noone

Foster Noone is a queer/trans Alabamian surviving and thriving in the deep South. Currently based in New Orleans, ze is studying public health at Tulane University to further hir goal of teaching queer sex ed forever. Ze works with a number of on and off-campus organizations and organizes nationally as a member of the Transgender Law Center’s National TRUTH Council.