Transformations is trans women of color led organization focused on capacity building and leadership development among trans communities of color in the Midwest region.
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Often, society will tell you you're just going to be a sex worker, you're just going to be a drag queen or you're just going to be a low-paid individual, and that can't be our only narrative.
Transformations KC works to add trans women of color in more leadership roles
This Pride month, we want to share stories of some of the most marginalized people within the LGBTQ+ community.
That means sharing the stories of transgender women of color, who have historically been misrepresented in - and even harmed by - media coverage.
KC has few trans women of color in leadership. This nonprofit is changing that.
For years, Merrique Jenson felt that local organizations were taking trans leaders for granted. So she founded Transformations to help other trans women of color hold their ground in leadership positions.
I knew that I wanted to create some sort of space to activate and heal, and also remind trans women of color and trans young people that they’re resilient.
The Dolls Are ThrivingAugust 10-11, 2022
Featured Keynote Conversation
Between Muvahs & Daughtas
Dr. Tatyana Moaton
Trans Advocate &
Queen Mother of the House of Chanel
Liberation CampGrowing Our Power
You've never seen camp like this before!
Growing Our Power
Growing our Power invites current and promising trans BIPOC leaders in the Midwest. Join a group of 24 trans women and femmes of color in a comfortable, relaxed indoor retreat nestled in the Ozarks. Nonbinary trans folks of color and trans men of color are also invited to participate.
You’ll experience intergenerational conversations, mentorship building models, fun activities, engaging breakout sessions, and have opportunities to earn liberation merit badges.
Growing our Power is a catalyst for powerful networking and skill building in the trans BIPOC community. These experiences will serve as a foundation for future public-facing educational campaigns.