Robin Cloud to Perform at Conference!

robin_0110Robin Cloud is a New York City-based comedian, writer, college speaker, advice columnist for and actor. Phew! She is the host and producer of her critically acclaimed live comedy show, “The Triple Minority Report,” which packs the house at NYC’s hottest comedy clubs as well as two web series, “Driving While Black” and “Benches.” Robin’s sassy, politically charged delivery coupled with her on-point character work has caught the attention of the press and media. She has been featured in GO magazine’s “Top 100 Women We Love,” Time Out New York’s “Quote of the Week”, and was a semi-finalist in NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity Competition.” Her festival appearances include the Women in Comedy, Ohio Lesbian, Fresh Fruit, Emerging Artists, and Hot! Festivals. Frequently booked to be the Master of Ceremonies, she is proud to have teamed up with fantastic artists and organizations such as the Hetrick-Martin Institute, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, and NYC Pride.

Janet Mock Confirmed as Keynote Speaker!

6205_10151774002431522_385194409_nJANET MOCK is a writer and activist who stepped onto the national stage in 2011 with a groundbreaking profile about her journey to womanhood in Marie Claire magazine. Her memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More will be published on February 4, 2014 by Atria/Simon & Schuster.

After stepping forward as a trans woman, Janet concentrated her efforts on speaking out about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and women like herself. In 2012, Janet founded the social media project #GirlsLikeUs which aims to raise the diverse visibility of trans women. She currently travels the country speaking about her experience of living at the intersections of identities.

See Janet’s website for more information.