Black Queer Liberation

Feb 06
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
University of Richmond, Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room

Aurora Higgs is a queer Black trans visionary from Richmond, Virginia. An activist in her own community, she's a speaker, performer, and media producer who uses her platform to promote equity and elevate queer BIPOC voices. As the founder of Borealis Consulting, LLC and board member of the Virginia League of Planned Parenthood, Aurora helps shape medical guidelines and protocols to better ensure that transgender policies are appropriate, progressive, and compassionate. She also has worked with Delegate Danica Roem to pass trans-affirming legislation in Virginia. Aurora is pursuing a doctorate in interdisciplinary media studies. Her research centers the representation of trans people of color within digital media.

Part of the 2022-23 will + WGSS Speaker Series.