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Samy Nour Younes Figaredo      

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" (Ford's Theater), "The Triumphant" and "Pay No Attention to the Girl" (Target Margin Theater), and "Well-intentioned White People" (Barrington Stage Company). Figaredo can also be seen on the fourth season of "Transparent" (Amazon).

Figaredo uses both masculine (he/him) and neutral (they/them) pronouns.

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. They co-organized rallies and benefit events for Trans Pride, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and more; and has spoken publicly on discrimination in the workforce and healthcare. Some of the organizations to benefit from these efforts include HIPS DC, Moveable Feast, Youth Empowered Society, Sistas of the "T," and Brother Help Thyself.

In addition to their freelance work as a consultant and public speaker, Figaredo is an Inclusivity Trainer for the Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project; and a Consultant and Public Speaker for Collaborate Consulting. They have participated in both local and national ad campaigns, including Citibank, the Center for Disease Control, Philadelphia Department of Health, Gilead Sciences, and JUST Water.

Online, Figaredo is best known for being a TED resident in the fall of 2018, where they gave a TED talk on the importance of transgender history. Their talk went live in March 2019 (just days before the Transgender Day of Remembrance) and has since been viewed over 1.6 million times. Later that year, Figaredo produced and debuted their first solo show, "everyday," at The Tank in New York City.

In all their endeavors, Figaredo aims to highlight the diversity of the trans experience: not just in their struggles, but also in their triumphs.

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