Gearah is an inclusion and diversity consultant and nationally recognized LGBTQ subject matter expert who works tirelessly to focus on and illuminate the importance of discussing topics of race, gender, ethnicity, age, equity, disability, acceptance, and understanding. Her transgender life experience and people-first attitude encourage a positive learning environment that opens hearts and minds. Gearah is warm, approachable, engaging and always finds ways to bring people together.
A main focus of her work involves training within businesses, organizations, government agencies, hospital networks, law enforcement personnel, and schools. Her training curriculum employs best practices as outlined in the WPATH Standards of Care and HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.
Gearah is frequently quoted in the media supporting the narrative of accepting and protecting people who identify within the LGBTQ community. Over the last several years, her visibility has reached millions of people around the world. She has been featured in influential national media including: the TODAY show; The New York Times; Rolling Stone; ABC, CBS, NBC national news; The Chicago Tribune; NPR, and many other outlets.
Gearah is often invited to speak at professional conferences, universities, and schools. She is also co-founder of The GenderCool Project, a national storytelling campaign that showcases successful and talented young people who identify as transgender. GenderCool is empowering the world to see diversity as positive and important.
As a community advocate, Gearah has trained more than 2,000 volunteers through Chicago’s Center on Halsted, the largest LGBTQ center in the Midwest. In addition, she founded the Transfeminine Alliance Chicago, which meets weekly. She is also credited with helping bring LGBTQ policies and procedures to school districts across the state of Illinois.
Gearah is committed to bringing positivity and visibility to your inclusion and diversity approach.