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Rachel Burton, known as Rach, shares her insights and stories on social media as Such A Lovely Red. Her journey started with a personal crash, realization, and revolution, marking her Day One in December 2021.

In her professional capacity, Rach serves as Director of Operations and Strategy at dozanü innovations, a full-service marketing company. A proud alumna of Gallaudet University, Rach obtained her BA in Sociology. Notably, she takes pride in being neurodiverse, embracing her unique perspective. Her bilingual upbringing, combined with a lifelong background in communications, culminated in a Masters degree in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.

The vibrant tapestry of her community—the Deaf community—serves as Rach’s daily wellspring of inspiration. Both professionally and personally, she passionately shares its diversity, crafting poignant narratives about the human experience. Through unabashed self-expression, she has nurtured a community steeped in compassion, self-improvement, and understanding. Rach’s digital creations compose a shareable library of profound reflections and life lessons, all anchored in the core value of always being genuine, never perfect.

Currently based in Maryland, Rach is recognized for her signature closing wink and stylish jewelry—a testament to confidence and self-expression, a tangible reminder of the profound essence of self-love.

Note: As a Deaf person, my platform is entirely in American Sign Language with English captions

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Avery Church is an autistic educator and content creator who uses his platform to openly talk about his experiences with mental health and autism. He is an advocate for more understanding and awareness around mental health, autism, and marginalized identities. Avery is a 28 year old New Jersey native who is currently working toward a degree in Psychology. He is in the process of  forming Excellence On The Spectrum, a nonprofit for marginalized autistic people.

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Based in New York City, Teddy Cosmo has been releasing music since 2017. Originally working under the name The SadSapps, Teddy Cosmo has been pushing the envelope of representation for disabled musicians since high school.

Born with Cerebral Palsy, playing guitar didn’t come easy for the musician, but after years of practice, Teddy has developed a unique playing style that works with the tremors in his hands.

Inspired by artists like The Beatles , Nirvana , Elliott Smith, and so many others Teddy Cosmo brings a classic indie rock sound to the table with a unique twist.

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Toren Wolf is an autistic teenager who is known for his social media presence on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Joined by his Mom Serenity, (known fondly as 'Mama Wolf' on Social Media) Toren posts videos sharing insights into their shared experiences with autism and ADHD, as well as reminders of love and self care to their audience. Toren was diagnosed with autism at a young age, and last year, a reassessment revealed the coexistence of ADHD. Serenity received her diagnosis of autism and ADHD around the same time last year after 48 years of being undiagnosed.

For Toren's Mom, learning about her neurodivergence has been a revelation. It has provided her with valuable insights into herself, allowing her to understand and accept herself with newfound compassion and forgiveness. 

For Toren, understanding the way his brain works has bolstered his self-esteem, confidence, and overall well-being in profound ways.

Driven by their shared experiences and the desire to connect with others like them, Toren and his Mom ventured into social media.

Toren Wolf (he/him) 

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Toren Wolf is an autistic teenager who is known for his social media presence on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Joined by his Mom Serenity, (known fondly as 'Mama Wolf' on Social Media) Toren posts videos sharing insights into their shared experiences with autism and ADHD, as well as reminders of love and self care to their audience. Toren was diagnosed with autism at a young age, and last year, a reassessment revealed the coexistence of ADHD. Serenity received her diagnosis of autism and ADHD around the same time last year after 48 years of being undiagnosed.

For Toren's Mom, learning about her neurodivergence has been a revelation. It has provided her with valuable insights into herself, allowing her to understand and accept herself with newfound compassion and forgiveness. 

For Toren, understanding the way his brain works has bolstered his self-esteem, confidence, and overall well-being in profound ways.

Driven by their shared experiences and the desire to connect with others like them, Toren and his Mom ventured into social media.

Toren Wolf (he/him) 

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Unlearning Barriers to Trans Joy
Unlearning Barriers to Trans Joy

Unlearning Barriers to Trans Joy

Join our panel with lived experiences to explore what trans joy means.

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Jun 05, 2024, 1:00 PM PDT

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86320601500

About the event

We often hear about the struggles and oppression of trans and gender nonconforming people, but have you heard of “trans joy”? There are many ways trans people experience joy related to their gender, their transition, and their experiences, and their community. Let’s talk about what it is to experience trans joy.

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