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PRIDE

PRIDE

The only woman of color born with gender incongruence delegate at the Democratic National Convention, Sharron Cooks was a highly-visible political force during the campaign. She hopes to inspire other trans people to join the political process. She told PopSugar, “It’s important because we don’t hear the voices of people like trans individuals in the community, and if legislators don’t hear their voices, we won’t have proper public accommodations or state and federal legislation that stands against trans discrimination.” Photo: Freedom G Photography  Read More: https://www.pride.com/media-gallery/detail/153861/703496

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Tribune columnist should educate himself on Gender Incongruent People

Tribune columnist should educate himself on  Gender Incongruent People

Dear Philadelphia Tribune & John N. Mitchell: The recent op-ed that was featured in the Tribune on April 30, 2019 by columnist, John N. Mitchell: Trans hands off Zeta Phi Beta, Morehouse, is highly problematic for several reasons that shall be outlined in this letter of concern. This letter is in regard to your coverage of Black women of transgender experience. As a Black woman of transgender experience — who has an undergraduate college degree and is currently in an advanced degree program — I know and understand the role sororities play in the college experience. I’m aware of the

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NETROOTS NATION PARTICIPATION

NETROOTS NATION PARTICIPATION

Sharron Cooks is the Owner & CEO of Making Our Lives Easier LLC, a consulting firm that provides quality resources & information to under-represented and vulnerable communities. Sharron Cooks is the first African- American woman born with gender incongruence to serve as a Democratic National Delegate for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2016 at the DNC, the first ever gender incongruent person to chair a citywide commission in the City of Philadelphia and serve as a the first African-American female VP of Equality PA, as well as the first openly Black gender incongruent female to graduate from Arcadia University with

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Women’s History Month may be coming to a close, but these important women’s accomplishments live on. Remember their names and honor them.

Women’s History Month may be coming to a close, but these important women’s accomplishments live on. Remember their names and honor them.

Sharron Cooks, the first black woman born with gender incongruence to represent Pennsylvania as a Democratic National Delegate at the DNC. | Image courtesy: sharroncooks.com Sharron Cooks Cooks was the first black, transgender woman to represent Pennsylvania as a Democratic National Delegate at the DNC in 2016. In addition, she was the first openly transgender black woman to graduate from Arcadia University. Cooks was also the first transgender person to claim a Chair on a City Commission, but was ousted from her position in May 2017. Read More:

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I’m From Driftwood Project

I’m From Driftwood Project

Hi, my name is Sharron Cooks, I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am originally from New Jersey. I have lived in Philadelphia for about 20 years. So when I was a lot younger, in my senior year of high school, I started my senior year of high school with beginning my journey of becoming in tune with and aligned with my gender identity, and expressing that in the way that I saw fit. I was sitting in class one day and I got called to the office. I had no idea why I was being called to the office. So

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Making Our Lives Easier LLC

Making Our Lives Easier LLC

  Ethical values, translated into active language establishing standards or rules describing the kind of behavior an ethical person should and should not engage in, are ethical principles. The following list of principles incorporate the characteristics and values that most people associate with ethical behavior.  1. HONESTY. Ethical executives are honest and truthful in all their dealings and they do not deliberately mislead or deceive others by misrepresentations, overstatements, partial truths, selective omissions, or any other means. 2. INTEGRITY. Ethical executives demonstrate personal integrity and the courage of their convictions by doing what they think is right even when there is great

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Popsugar

Popsugar

For many people, being at the Democratic Convention is a major deal. But it holds even more significance for Sharron Cooks, the only black transgender woman delegate at the convention. “I’m very proud and honored to be representing the trans community and it’s a privilege to be a part of this process,” she said. “It’s a really big deal to be here on a national platform.” Cooks, age 38, lives in Philadelphia where the convention is being held and was chosen by the Pennsylvania Democratic LGBT group to represent the state of Pennsylvania in voting for Hillary Clinton. “There could

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Philly Magazine Q&A

Philly Magazine Q&A

Sharron Cooks is a activist of color and the founder and CEO of Making Our Lives Easier LLC. We chatted with her about her community-building and being the only trans woman of color delegate participating in the Democratic National Convention. Tell us a little about yourself. I have a B.A in philosophy from Arcadia University, with a focus on ethics. I’m the founder and CEO of Making Our Lives Easier LLC, which is a consulting firm that provides quality resources and information to underrepresented communities through activism, advocacy, community organizing, and political advising. I work in community relations at the Educational

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Meet Sharron Cooks: Next Magazine

Meet Sharron Cooks: Next Magazine

   

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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