As part of our on-going profiles of Trans Justice Working Group members, we are introducing Rowan, who explains below why this work is necessary and what superpower Rowan would prefer.
How long have you been part of the Trans Justice program?
About 6 months
Why do you do this work?
I do this work because I know that it needs to be done, and to help my friends and family have access to the health care and other services that they need.
Describe your background in student organizing:
I worked as an intern for OSPIRG and then became a senator with the Portland State University student government. I was also chair of the joint committee in the Oregon Student Association, where our partnership with BRO lead me to the work that I do now.
Why is ending health care discrimination against trans people so important?
The lack of access and outright discrimination that trans people face puts us immense danger, physically and psychologically. Not only is our health care obviously needed for our internal well-being, but lack of access also can put us at greater risk of transphobic violence.
If you could have any super power what would it be?
The ability to fly, of course!
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