Intersectionality is the belief that all oppressive institutions overlap and can not be dismantled individually. In this presentation, we will explore and discuss our own identities, power and privilege, representation, and the experiences of those living at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities. We will also learn how to be a better ally to our friends and community, as well as making our lives and activism more intersectional.
Kian Tortorello-Allen (17, they/them or he/him), is a radical LGBT change maker. Locally they are the President of the Fox Lane High School Gender Sexuality and Race Alliance, a trained LGBTQ storyteller, as well as a presenter and keynote speaker at multiple LGBT conferences. Nationally they are a three year member of the GLSEN National Student Council, a two year fellow of TSER (Trans Student Educational Resources), and an online social justice activist. He is particularly interested in talking about the lived experiences of trans people of color and those living at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities; As well as how to dismantle the overlapping forms of discrimination in minority communities. They are also a poet, musician and artist. Kian enjoys exploring the overlap of art and activism and hopes to bring creativity into all forms of his activism.