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Give it up for TJFP 2019 Grantmaking Fellow, Zakia McKensey!

A very warm welcome to Zakia McKensey to the TJFP 2019 Grantmaking Fellowship!  Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Zakia is currently working extremely hard to carefully review hundreds of applications in preparation for our upcoming grantmaking meeting in June. We cannot wait to learn and grow from her leadership on this years team!

Zakia McKensey is a native of Richmond, Virginia. She has been an active member of the LGBTQ community. For many years Zakia was a national performer and pageant competitor. She is a former Miss Gay Black America, Miss Black National, Miss International Supermodel, Miss Godfrey’s and Miss Virginia Capitol Pride. She has worked for Fan Free Clinic where she was instrumental in creating the Transgender Clinic as well as Richmond City Health District, where she was a DIsease Intervention Specialist and also the 1st African American Transgender Women to ever work for the health distirct. October of 2015 she opened the Nationz Foundation a 501©3 organization that provides advocacy for transgender individuals as well as offering HIV/STI testing, Food Pantry, Emergency Housing and other supportive services to the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area. Recently she aquired an RV to create a mobile testing unit to offer her services in communities where transportation is a barrier to access testing or safer sex items and food. Zakia also works for the Virginia Anti-Violence Project where she serves as the Transgender Advocate, assisting individuals who have experiences of violence. She was named a 2018 Outstanding Virginian, by Equality Virginia. Zakia was honored with a Firework Award by Virginia Pride in 2018. In her free time she enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, competing and attending pageants, cooking and spending time with her dog.

Yes Zakia, YESSSSS!

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We’re almost at the $10k mark! 50k by 5/25!

Can we count on you to dream big with us this year?

It’s TJFP’s 5th year and our community grant making fellowship team is finishing up reading ALL 176 applications before arriving in New York to make final decisions by the end of this month.

We’re so close to the $10,000 mark and we still believe that with your help, we can make our $50k by 5/25 goal.

No donation is too big or too small-so even if you can donate $1, it really does make a difference.

Let’s show these groups what support looks like, especially in 2017.  Together, we got this.  Trans justice NOW!

 

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