Celebrate Black Trans lives by spending an evening sharing stories around the theme/question “What does community look like for you?” with other Black trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming community members.
We are also collecting “stories” in various formats--poetry, prose, photography, vision boards, to-do lists, thank you notes, whatever--to be shared in a newsletter after the event. Feel free to submit here: https://forms.gle/QKiSKQUjyG9xXzAC9.
This event invites Black trans and gender non-conforming individuals, Yale and non-Yale affiliated, into conversation and community. We respectfully ask that the space be reserved for those who self identify as Black/of African Descent and trans, nonbinary, non-cisgender, or gender-nonconforming.
Ashia Ajani (they/she) is a queer environmental educator and storyteller hailing from Denver, CO [Queen City of the Plains]. They are a Master's of Environmental Management candidate at Yale School of the Environment and devoted cat parent to their sweet baby Cholula.
D.L. Cordero is a published fantasy author, occasional poet, and horror dabbler living and working in Denver, Colorado. As a nonbinary, queer, Afro-latinx and Taíno person (Puerto Rico), they write intriguing stories that center characters from marginalized communities, and explore transformative healing through the medium of poetry.
Tyrell Cooper is a black non-binary person from Virginia. They have spent the last five years splitting time between academia and activism, with each space being crucial to the development and shape of their personal and political views. Using this knowledge and experience, Tyrell has created spaces that cultivate community and support amongst Black Queer folks.
Live auto captions will be provided for this event. If you need additional disability-related accommodations, please contact Akweley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made by Monday, February 1st.