These Trans Entrepreneurs Of Color Are Closing Out Trans Awareness Week With Messages Of Hope

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During Trans Awareness Week, the general public is encouraged to learn more about trans and non-binary Americans' experiences. Activists celebrate the resilience of their peers, while outlining steps allies can take to help them build a safe, just, and equitable society. Trans Day of Remembrance is the second in November. The most recent slain victims of transphobia are remembered at all the nation's vigilances.
The closing of Trans Awareness Week may be a bit sad for some. In the days, weeks, and months that follow, the trans community draws inspiration from iconoclasts and trailblazers who consistently beat the odds. Without fail, they inspire others. Progress still prevails as trans rights are in the balance. At a time when civil liberties are being challenged, inroads toward socio- economic stability are being constructed. The success of trans and non-binary entrepreneurs is paving the way for brighter trans futures.

She/Her/Hers is Carmen Carrera.

The CEO of CC3 Entertainment is also the CEO of CC3 Entertainment.

Carmen Carrera.

Carmen Carrera.

Carmen Carrera is a fashion muse. She was the first openly trans model to be signed to a modeling agency in New York City. Carrera was the first model in history to be petitioned by the public to walk in a fashion show. She made her television acting debut along side Gina Rodriguez on the CW's hit show, Jane the Virgin, and also made her silver screen debut alongside the legendary actress, Meryl Streep.
Carrera is an activist for trans inclusivity and body diversity. She has been featured in a number of magazines. She launched her own digital marketing agency called CC3 Entertainment which is focused on creating opportunities for the LGBTQ community in the digital space.

One of the biggest pieces of advice I can give to any trans or GNC individual who wants to become anentrepreneur is to focus less energy on the adversity you will eventually face, and more on building yourself up to be the example of what you want to see in the world. It takes a lot of strength to become unshakable. Carmen Carrera said to use all the amazing resources we have available to keep you focused on your path.

K. Kenneth Davis is known as He/Him.

The Trans Capitalist is a company.

K. Kenneth Davis.

K. Kenneth Davis is the owner.

The Trans Capitalist is a financial literacy resource for the queer and trans community. He has spent the past three years teaching, coaching, and empowering hundreds of queer and trans people around the world. Concrete results are provided by his comprehensive, entertaining, straight forward strategies and life lessons. Skills that help people survive America's volatile economic climate are cultivated by them. Davis graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering. He received a Masters of Finance from the Lubin School of Business.

Being trans is an asset to your business. K. Kenneth Davis said to let your truth guide your work.

She/Her/Hers is the name of the person.

The CEO of RDE Multimedia Group.

Madison Hinton was named after her.

The image is courtesy of Madison Hinton.

Social media influence and independent platform development is what TS Madison is known for. She is a reality TV personality, businesswoman, actress, activist and ultimate pioneer. After being fired from multiple jobs for being trans, Hinton engaged in survival sex work to meet her basic needs. After launching a successful production company, she became the first black trans woman to star in a reality show.

The mogul has a role in the movie, Zola, as well as the upcoming romantic comedy, The Perfect Find, which will be available on the streaming service. The movie, Bros, is the first major gay romantic comedy. She uses her platform to advocate for the rights of the trans community.
There is nothing that can stop your dreams from taking you. Don't just dream about it, wake it up and get it. Combine your flaws with what you find to be your greatest asset. The true innovators of the future are imperfect people.

Dr. Nicholas is He/Him.

Dr. Nicholas is the president of the company.

The Atlanta condo of a U.S. Air Force veteran has two dogs. Nicholas is the author of a new children's fiction book called "Madoodle", which tells the story of a ten-year-old girl and her Uncle Pete. Based on Dr. Elijah's personal experiences with family and friends as he transitioned into a woman. Dr. Nicholas was assigned the female gender at birth and spent over half his life in the military. He said that he transitioned to male because he no longer could live his core values. Nicholas' memoir, "Didn't Ask, Didn't Tell: The Life of A Gay Christian Soldier", chronicles his life as a girl who experienced sexual trauma, growing up in the African-American community where secrets were often the norm, and living life as a lesbian for almost

Robin Rayne and ZUMA are associated with the same person.

Dr. Nicholas is a motivational speaker and author. His work in the children's book series promotes love, family, compassion, inclusion, and authentic gender expression. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2012 after spending half his life in the military. Unable to live out his core values of authenticity, integrity, and transparency, Dr. Nicholas transitioned. He was a pastoral leader who led ministers and pastors around the globe, but decided to resign.

Dr. Nicholas holds a number of degrees, including a PhD in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix, a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and a Masters of Art in Education Training and Leadership from Air University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice and a Harvard Divinity School Executive Education program.

The Atlanta Veterans Administration (VA) Mental Health Advisory Committee is chaired by Dr. Nicholas. The OUT Georgia Business Alliance has a member on the TGNC360 Advisory Committee.
We're often told to be ourselves. It can take a while to manifest, but it's worth it when we get there. It is the same with trans entrepreneurs. The manifestations of your heart will follow if you follow your most authentic path.
She/Her/Hers is named Erika Ramirez-Olivares.

The owner of a beauty salon.

The person is Erika Ramirez-Olivares.

It was courtesy of Erika Ramirez-Olivares.

A Mexican-American is a businessman. She came to the United States with no family or friends to support her journey. Alone in a foreign country, Ramirez-Olivares worked hard to get food, housing, and a working phone line to keep in touch with loved ones back home. Before starting her business, she studied and worked at another beauty salon. She experienced rapid economic growth at the age of 23.

The beauty salon of Ramirez-Olivares has become a safe place for Latinx trans women. She gives people opportunities to display their hard work. The businesswoman attributes her work ethic to the values her mother instilled in her as a child. A survivor of intimate partner violence that almost claimed her life, Ramirez-Olivares uses her voice to advocate against the abuse trans women endure.

Stay aware of the possibilities life has to offer. This country has a lot of opportunity. I hope you take full advantage of it. Don't settle for less than you want. You should be able to work in any field, not just the ones that put us at risk.
She/Her/Hers is Angelica Ross.

The founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises is a person.

The person is Angelica Ross.

It was courtesy of Angelica Ross.

The board room, studio sets and Capitol Hill are where Angelica Ross can be found. She is the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a program that helps individuals lift themselves out of poverty through technical training and digital social impact work. Ross is a regular on the ninth season of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: 1984, and will return for the tenth.

Ryan Murphy's award winning show Pose follows NYC's Black and Latino LGBTQ and gender-non conforming ballroom culture scene in the 80's and 90's. The show features the largest cast of any scripted series.
The web series Her Story received special recognition at the GLAAD Media Awards. Ross was honored with a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode for his appearance on The Daily Show. She has also appeared in Doubt, Danger & Eggs, and Claws.

The actrepreneur is behind the camera. She was an executive producer and appeared in a short film called Missed Connections, which was selected for the Baltimore International Black Film Festival.
Your body is your business. If something isn't working, you may need to pivot, but never give up.

She/Her/Hers is Jayla Roxx.

The CEO of BatMe Cosmetics is also the CEO of The Remidi Television Network.

Jayla Roxx is a person.

The picture was taken by Jayla Roxx.

Jayla is the first openly trans woman of color to own and operate a beauty brand. She founded The Remidi Television Network to provide digital streaming content for bi-sexual and queer consumers. Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro's platform, AfterBuzz TV, has a host named Roxx.

She won the grand prize from Hamburger Marys when she was a performer on Undercover Boss. She has worked with a number of famous people, including Robin Antin of The Pussycat Dolls, Fantasia Barrino, and various drag performers.

There were over 100 red lipsticks on sale in the makeup store that day. It hit me. The room for each brand to display their talent was large, which meant success in their own right. Someone is waiting to invest in your product, and you are your own brand. You just have to be willing to show it. Success and scarcity cannot coexist in the same way.

They/Them/ Theirs, Al Sandimirova.

The founder and jewelry designer is at Automic Gold.

Al Sandimirova is a woman.

Al Sandimirova.

Al Sandimirova is an Indigenous, queer, Trans, non-binary refugee, activist, founder and jewelry designer. They came to the U.S. in 2009 to pursue a career in metal smithing and jewelry design. Sandimirova felt that most jewelry was being made with thin, rich,cis women in mind, so they created their own company. All genders, skin tones, and sizes were included in the brand created by the young entrepreneur. Sandimirova hires models that fit her values and never changes their photos.

You can be your own voice in industries that do everything they can to silence you. Starting your own business allows you to speak for yourself, and for everyone who needs to hear a voice like theirs.
She/Her/Hers is Rain Valdez.

Co-Founder of Now>Ever.

There was rain.

The rain was courtesy of Rain Valdez.

ActNOW is the first and only acting class in Los Angeles dedicated to safe spaces for actors of all genders. She is a co-Founder of Now>Ever, a production company that won a GLAAD Media Award. She received her first Primetime Emmy nomination for her lead role in Razor Tongue, which she created, crowdfunded and produced. She is the first Filipina American trans actress to ever be nominated for an acting award.
The award was given to the Emmy Nominee. In the second season of TV Land's Lopez, she played the role ofCoco, and in the third season of Amazon's Transparent, she played the role ofMiss Van Nuys. Her rom-com short Ryans, which she stars in, won the Jury Award for Best North American Short at the NCGLFF.
The short film was nominated for three awards at the Madrid International Film Festival. She is currently starring in a half-hour comedy pilot for Freeform TV and can also be seen in the CBS All Access show Why Women Kill.
To be clear on your vision, you have to face the hard truths you are running from. Your true purpose can only be revealed to you. Take your time and be excited about it. We all have a purpose.

Marli Washington is He/Him.

The founder and CEO of gc2b is a person.

Marli Washington is a woman.

Marli Washington's photo.

The first garments made specifically for gender-affirming chest binding were designed and patented by Marli Washington. The original chest binder company was created and led by trans people and is celebrating the vast spectrum of the community.
I wanted to use my design background to create binders for trans and non-binary people. A chest binder can be used to align with who you are. You have the ability to do whatever you want when you are aligned with who you are. This is something we all deserve.
He/Him is Leon Elias Wu.

The founder and CEO of SharpeHaus was also the founder and CEO of Sharpe Suiting.
The man is Leon Elias Wu.

The picture is courtesy of Leon Elias Wu.

Leon was designing suits for the LGBTQ+ community on his couch. Good Morning America says he is making history and is a staple within the LGBTQ+ community and the fashion industry. The company is called a destination for the queer community by a magazine. At NYU, he received an M.B.A. in Management of Technology and Operations and a B.A. in Economics.
The Andropometrics system is used by his company to measure their clients based on their style or identity. Leon has designs featured in the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Cannes Film Festival. Beyond his artistic presence on the red carpet, Wu is a force for good with his charitable work and powerful activism. The CEO advises college students, startups, aspiring entrepreneurs and youth in his spare time. Through charitable channels and visual activism within fashion and entertainment, the mission of the organization is to create positive impact and opportunities that support women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

We are in the universe to create. When I founded Sharpe, I wanted a world where underrepresented communities would gain more visibility, reverence and equality. As trans and enby people, we have a lot of creativity because we envision what others can't. If you are thinking of creating something, I will be the first to tell you that it is worth it.