Isa Noyola is a translatina activist, a leader and respected voice in the LGBTQ+ immigrant rights movement, and deputy director of Mijente, a political, digital, and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement building. She previously served as director of programs at Transgender Law Center, the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world where all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Here, Noyola talks about the aspirations of trans people to achieve equal rights, not only before the law but also within society at large.
“We’re looking for a cultural shift—that we’re actually a part of the fabric of everyday communities. We are not just settling for crumbs—that we’re not just settling for policy wins and bathroom accommodations. But actually, for everyone to really understand gender and to understand our lives in more complex ways.”
– Isa Noyola
These videos are part of our featured series, The Future Is Hers, celebrating the power of women and girls around the world.