As an activist, I’ve fought for social justice and LGBTQ rights. Last year when the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 2, I was the voice of the ACLU’s and’s campaigns to bring awareness to transgender people’s experiences. My work has been featured in The Washington Post, NPR, Rolling Stone, and Democracy Now! I’m also the founder of Comic Girl Coffee, an upcoming inclusive space in Charlotte, NC for and by LGBTQ people.

Activism has led to my work as a speaker. I’ve spoken at TEDxCharlotte in front of over 1,000 people, and have been booked for speaking engagements in cities within North Carolina including Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville and Winston-Salem. Around the country, I’ve spoken in New York City, Connecticut and Santa Barbara.

In my talks, I give audiences tools to help them understand the often complex topic of gender identity and breaking the gender binary, allowing them to understand my own personal experiences within a collective survey of the LGBTQ community.

Trans rights are Human Rights. 

Rallying against North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law

Trans bathroom debate: 11 states sue US government

Lara Americo on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman concerning North Carolina HB2.