Los Angeles Grassroots Organizing Training

  In these difficult times, using the power of our voices and our bodies to fight for what we believe in is more important than ever. Join Greenpeace for a 1-day training on the skills and strategies of effective grassroots organizing. The purpose of this training is to build relationships with like-minded folks and give you…

2017 Harvard LGBTQ Conference

This year, I got invited to be a part of the Harvard LGBTQ Conference centralized on A Call to Action: Activism, Agency, and Alliances for a Changing World. I co-presented a workshop on nonviolent direct action and tactics with Kip Williams and Eb Brown. I also got to speak on the panel Community Leaders for Trans* Liberation….

2017 BAYCA Climate Justice Conference

This month I got to co-host a workshop on Environmental Justice and Queer Trans Herstory at the Bay Area Youth for Climate Action (BAYCA) Climate Justice conference. I talked with bad ass organizer Vrinda Suresh about her organizing, check it out this link for the whole story!    

Greenpeace USA Free Webinar Trainings

Hey comrades! Interested in learning how to organize and don’t know where to start? Greenpeace is hosting free online webinar trainings for 6 weeks every Wednesday! Check out the dates below for details and links to RSVP. If you need assistance signing up, please hit the contact button on my page! We know that now,…

Transform CA builds with San Diego

I am living my dreams with no intention of stopping or waking up. What I have learned on this campaign so far is that politics are a game of shifting power and that power lies within people. Earlier this week, I was lucky to spend time with good people in San Diego who are pushing…

TRANSFORM California

Earlier this week, I got to be in Los Angeles for the campaign kick off the Transform California campaign put together by Transgender Law Center and Equality California. As a born and raised Californian, this campaign means so much to me because I have faced job discrimination, health care discrimination, and bias in academic institutions as…

Organizing, Trainings, Workshops, & Talks

2017 The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, Know Your Rights for Activists and Advocates Panelist Harvard University, LGBTQI Conference Community Leaders for Trans* Liberation Panelist and Non Violent Direct Action Workshop  Gender Spectrum Conference, LGBTQ Know Your Rights:Police and Immigration  Models of Pride Conference, LGBTQ Know Your Rights: Police and Immigration & My School…

Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resistance/Resilience 2017 West Hollywood

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event honored internationally every year on November 20th to honor the lives lost to transphobic hate. Organizers and artists around the world have mobilized to change the narrative of TDOR and turn it into a day of  resistance and celebrating trans lives and resilience. Strong Families released a…

Reddit AMAA: Let’s Talk About Sex (Work)!

Today, the Ninth Circuit court of appeals heard oral arguments in the ESPLERP v. Gascon case in San Francisco, CA. I got a chance to co-host a discussion online today with some colleagues and coalition partners who care deeply about sex work, the impacts it has on QTBIPOC (queer/trans/black/indigenous/people of color) folks, violent policing, and…

YBCA 100 Honoree

The YBCA 100 is an annual compilation of the creative minds that inspire Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This list celebrates thought leaders, provocateurs, and innovators who are using their platform to create cultural movement. I am so excited to share that I have been nominated as a #YBCA100 this year for striving to…

Mixed Media Art

Ell@s Collective was a feminist art collective that I co-founded with friends in the south bay of LA. Around 2011, we held a public free art show where we had music, art, tarot readings, and even a tampon piñata filled with candy and condoms! It was the first time I featured art on an indoor/legal space…

Echo/Hecho Mobilizing Through Art

Pochas Radicales are a rad group of friends, creatives, and organizers with artistic chingona politics. They invited me to speak on a podcast as a part of the Echo/Hecho art project. Check out Mobilizing Through Art for the full conversation (for best sound quality, tune in on a web browser) and to learn more about…