Our guest tonight is Nikole Parker is a transgender woman of Black, Puerto Rican & Italian descent. Nikole was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and at the age of 19, left her job and home to begin her transition. After 3 years of black-market hormones, and unsafe lifestyle practices she came back to Orlando to restart her life. Nikole’s passion is advocating for the rights and dignity of the transgender and gender nonconforming community. Nikole is the TransAction Florida Project Coordinator, assisting with Equality Florida's statewide Transgender Inclusion Initiative. She also currently works for the onePULSE Foundation as the Stakeholder & Community Relations Manager.
In this episode we have a spirited discussion on the groundbreaking new Netflix documentary Disclosure “an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender.” Nikole discusses her difficult journey to transition and how her various identities as a trans POC inform her experiences in this unprecedented time in our country.