Jes Grobman is a writer, organizer, and public speaker. An activist for 5 years in Washington, DC, ze founded DC Trans Power, a community organization that worked to empower and fight for the local transgender community. Ze has also worked for Casa Ruby, spoken at universities, and hosted a trans-centric open mic series. The Advocate magazine named hir one of the 25 Trans Pioneers of 2015. Ze currently lives in Philadelphia where ze splits hir time between writing about the interesctions of transgender, mental health, and disability issues and cuddling with hir adorable cat.