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Hope Giselle    

National Organizer, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist & Trans Activist

Hope Giselle is a well-known and highly respected National Organizer, Author, Artist, and Activist, who has been a driving force in the fight for inclusion and social justice. Born and raised in Miami, Giselle's passion for activism and inclusion began during her time at Alabama State University, where she co-founded and governed the university's first LGBT organization while navigating the challenges of being an LGBT student at a conservative HBCU.

Despite the obstacles she faced, Giselle persevered and went on to become the first openly trans woman to earn a Master's in Fine Arts from Alabama State University, while also acquiring certifications from both Harvard and SHRM. Her education provided her with the tools and knowledge she needed to make a significant impact on the world, and she wasted no time doing so.

After graduation, Giselle quickly established herself as a leading voice in the fight for inclusion and social justice, using her platform to advocate for the rights of trans and black bodies in both public and private spaces. Her dedication to the cause led her to establish her non-profit organization, AllowMe, while also serving as a contracted master inclusion specialist and HR consultant.

In addition to her work with AllowMe, Giselle also serves as the Training Director of Get Phluid, a position that allows her to help shape the future of inclusion and diversity in the workplace. She has also worked with numerous other organizations, including NASA, the Human Rights Campaign, Freedom for all Americans, LGBT University, ITEquality, and TransTech Social, where she has used her expertise to help amplify the voices of marginalized communities.

Giselle's impact extends far beyond her work with organizations, however. She is also a two-time best-selling author of "Until I Met Black Men" and "Becoming Hope," both of which focus on her lived experiences growing up as a black trans woman in the south. Her writing has inspired countless individuals to embrace their true selves and has helped to create a more accepting and inclusive society.

Giselle's passion for inclusion and social justice has been recognized numerous times, and she has been invited to speak on nationally syndicated television, radio, and web series, where she has served as a panelist and shared her experiences with a wider audience. She has also been a columnist for several publications, using her platform to spread awareness and encourage others to join the fight for social justice.

Giselle's tireless efforts have made her a role model and a beacon of hope for countless individuals. Her dedication to creating a more inclusive and just society has inspired many to join the fight and work towards a better future for all.

Speech Topics

Bridging the gap to understanding: The Intersections of being a Womxn

Breaking down the Cistem: Unpacking the Overlooked privilege of being "The Norm"

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