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Samy Nour Younes      

Transgender Activist, Actor & TED Resident

Samy Nour Younes Figaredo is a proud multi-hyphenate: Lebanese-American, Puerto Rican, actor, activist, aerialist, consultant, pianist, public speaker, puppeteer, singer, and more. Their theatrical credits include "Into the Woods", "The Triumphant" and "Pay No Attention to the Girl", and "Well-intentioned White People". Figaredo can also be seen on the fourth season of "Transparent".

As an activist, Figaredo served on the leadership teams of the DC Area Transmasculine Society, the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, and the Charm City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Figaredo is an Inclusivity Trainer for the Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project, and the Project & Community Manager at Arts Business Collaborative, a nonprofit consulting firm committed to improving the quality of life of people of color through the arts and STEM.

Online, Figaredo is best known for being a TED resident in the fall of 2019, where they gave a TED talk on the importance of transgender history. Figaredo produced and debuted their first solo show, "everyday," at The Tank in New York City.

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