Our Broad Member
Ms. Toi Washington is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a Hurricane Katrina survivor. She considers herself to be a passionate community servant and gender rights and HIV prevention advocate with more than a decade of experience in the LGBTQ community organizing and advocating for Transgender equality, equity, inclusion and reproductive justice,and HIV & Std education and prevention.
Her life- coaching skills offer her the ability to motivate and inspire individuals in identifying their potential. She shares this passion to serve others which, in turn, supports her ongoing quest to give love, teach and inspire. Toi has been able to promote significant positive change within transgender communities, organizations, foundations and service projects. She, additionally, sits on various executive boards and panels locally and nationally alike. This lends an opportunity to delve in safe spaces which are created to support and elevate the fight for equality, inclusion, equity and the advancement and empowerment of Trans People of Color.
She is a committed community advocate for the Trans community and has been privileged to work with the U.S. Center for Disease Control, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Black Girlz Rulez and her most recent work, SNaPCo and Women on the Rise. The latter are both nonprofit organizations specializing in the plight of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in efforts to help close the Atlanta City Detention center.
Toi has cemented her leadership, with successful completion, through many amazing cohorts and leadership academies and as a graduate of SNAP 4 Freedom School. Her final assignment for SNAP 4 Freedom School, she assisted in organizing the first Trans March in Atlanta Ga. Toi is also a part of The Transforming Movements Fund’s, Young Trans Women of Color (YTWOC) grantmaking program which helps address the lack of resources supporting leadership roles for
women of color who are directly focused on trans issues. Ms. Washington was recently selected to be a part of the first Leadership Masterclass sponsored by AIDS United and the Transgender Strategy Center. Through the myriad of knowledge obtained through this program, Toi went on to create the Trans Women of Color (TWOC) Healing Project. The mission of the TWOC Healing Project is to speak knowledge to power and to combat the erasure of Trans lives, narratives, and most importantly, trans contributions to society.
Ms Wahington’s Personal and Professional Mantra:
“A person can forget what you did or said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. If I can help somebody along the way, then my living is not in vain.”