The Monica Roberts Advocacy Award

This year at the Black Trans Advocacy Conference I was honored as advocate of the year. The award is named after Monica Roberts, a fierce and brilliant transwoman in Houston who has chronicled trans activism in the south and nationwide on her blog TransGriot over the years. Instead of just thanking God, my mom and my wife, I spoke to how important it is to support Black Transmen Inc, the organization who organizes the conference and the influence of our work in the community.