The Global Conversation of Trans Liberation: An Evening with Nala Simone Toussaint
Tues. April 5, 2022
Brooklyn born with an Afro-Caribbean background, Nala Simone Toussaint (GODDESS/ SHE / HER/ THEY) works to advance the social and economic well-being of African Descendants, with
an urgent focus on queer, same-gender-loving people, transgender, and non-binary people,
and ultimately the entire community. She has done extensive work as an outreach liaison,
conducting safe sex intervention activities for youths & young adults, and coordinating
educational and job development services at renowned LGBT public service organizations.
Nala currently is the TGNB Health Advocacy Coordinator at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. She engages and mobilizes transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) patients and their allies - as well as external community members - to advocate for policies that will expand access to gender-affirming health care and services while addressing racial inequities. In addition, she is the founder of Reuniting of African Descendants (R.O.A.D). R.O.A.D is a grassroots initiative invested in shaping the equitable, personal and collective development, and achievement of African descendants. Each year, R.O.A.D seeks to mobilize at least 10 individuals to work collaboratively to transform queer and trans communities in Africa through cultural exchange. R.O.A.D approaches this cultural exchange and community-building work by cultivating a cross-continental and inter-generational travel experience that focuses on healing, apothecary teaching, and entrepreneurship opportunities.