Michaé De La Cuadra (they/she) navigates this world sin género. She is a community organizer and artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California (Tongva Land) with familial roots in México and Ecuador. Her work envisions a future free of gender-based violence and imagines the possibilities of a world divesting from our current oppressive systems. She has explored multiple mediums to work toward this world such as visual art, music, building community-led spaces, and engaging in policy change at local, state and national levels. She has worked to craft and pass policies on issues related to sex work decriminalization, trans detention and incarceration, housing for trans women, healthcare access, and much more.
Michaé De La Cuadra
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Yessica Gonzalez Rodriguez (they/them) is a community organizer, facilitator, and digital strategist based on occupied Tongva Land. Their work lives at the intersection of trans, queer, and migrant justice to see a world without prisons, borders, and binaries. Yessica has spent the last decade building digital campaigns to uplift marginalized communities that are excessively targeted and criminalized. They co-led the Immigrant Youth Coalition and co-founded the Community Alternatives to 911. As a 2019 Soros Justice Fellow, they organized alongside The TransLatin@ Coalition to demand an end to all detention and deportations of trans and gender non-conforming people in the so-called United States. Yessica has a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Gender Studies.
Effemy X. (she/her) is a visual communications strategist and creative graphic designer, based on occupied Tongva Land. Her work flourished through mutual aid, at the height of the pandemic using social media strategy to fundraise and advocate for POC, Black & Indigenous, transgender community experiencing housing and food insecurity. She has co-led campaigns with Reach LA, Gender Justice LA, Los Angeles Women’s HIV/AIDS Task force, and Budget2SaveLives. Effemy brings 8+ years of professional industry experience from local design firm agencies and has a B.A. from the Art Institute of Los Angeles, in Graphic Design. Her archived work can be found here: synthe.tk