Merrique Jenson

Merrique Jenson
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Nationally-recognized artist, trans justice & racial equity trainer, Merrique Jenson of SocialScope Productions will be facilitating this summit. Merrique (she/her) is a queer and trans, multiracial anti-violence advocate and artist of color. For the past 18 years, she has worked closely with street-based youth, communities of color, and LGBTQ people in the fields of youth programming, anti-violence advocacy, racial justice, and community empowerment. She is the Director of SocialScope

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Professional Services

Professional Services: Actor/Actress, Director, DJ, Graphic Designer, Professional Development, Teaching Artist | Presenter, Videographer, Writer

Price

Price: $$$

VIDEOS

  • Transformations, a KC trans and gender-expansive youth organization, produced a video series focused on conversations between trans women of color in 2019. In this episode, video participants (Nyla Foster (National Director, Trans Women of Color Collective) Fynelle Fristoe (Lead Advisor, Transformations Young Women’s Group,) Gia Bleu, and ballroom icons, Essence Mazzaritie and Lila Star Escada (Overall Mother of the House of Escada) move beyond the violence and trauma, but also showcases sisterhood, beauty, personal strength and resiliency. In the closing words of this episode from Lila, self-love is vital: “You can not let people’s opinions determine what prize you want for yourself. Trust what you see in the mirror. That’s what matters.” If you self-identify as a (MTF) transgender young woman, ages 16-24 years old, please join us for our monthly Transgender Young Women’s Empowerment Group, 3rd Wednesdays of the month (6-9pm), at the Center for Spiritual Living (1014 W 39th St, KCMO 64111.) Learn more at transformationskc.org Video produced by SocialScope Productions & Edited by Merrique Jenson.