High profile media coverage of trans-people may create the impression that transgender people are a relatively new phenomena and that transpeople have reached mainstream acceptance. Scholar and transgender youth advocate Anneliese Singh argues otherwise and makes the case for why transgender liberation is for everyone.
Anneliese A. Singh is a nationally recognized expert on transgender resilience. Her research and advocacy centers on the resilience of transgender people of all ages, transgender people of color, survivors of trauma, immigrants, and South Asian survivors of child sexual abuse.
Singh has been published in more than 100 publications in the areas of LGBTQQ and social justice counseling, and is the recipient of over 11 national awards for her work.
She is co-founder of the Trans Resilience Project and the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition which addresses the intersections of heterosexism, racism, sexism, and other oppressions in schools. Singh is an associate professor at the University of Georgia’s College of Education and was recently appointed Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the college.
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