Scheduled Events

For years I've been busy speaking to groups to share my story with the transgender community. I hope my journey has helped others who are transitioning to their true self. I'm much happier with myself as I share my journey and I express my love and compassion to those looking for their true self.

Make an appointment with me to speak to your group or organization, or for photo shoots and one-on-one interviews.

View my calendar to find scheduled speaking events and interviews that may be helpful in coping with your journey. You may also click on the calendar day to schedule an appointment for participation in your event.

Event Title
Location
Start Date
Media
  • The Baltimore Student Diversity Leadership Conference 2022
Baltimore, MD
Nov 12, 2022
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    Event Date / Time:
    November 12, 2022 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
    Type of Participation:
    Conference
    Event Details:
    On Saturday, November 12, 2022 Association of Independent MD-DC Schools (AIMS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) will return to an in-person format for the first time in three years. AIMS SDLC is a high school diversity and equity leadership training event that is planned and led by area high school students. SDLC elevates and empowers 9th-12th grade students from AIMS schools and beyond, especially those whose identities do not always experience belonging in our schools. The student and adult planners are very excited and we appreciate Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) in Olney, MD for hosting us this year. The ongoing support and partnership from AIMS has allowed this amazing student-led event to thrive for over thirty years! This year, we hope to have participation of nearly 400 people (registration will close at the maximum numbers below): Students and Adult around 400 people.
    Company Name:
    Baltimore County Public Library
    • The Fireplace Chat
    Silver Spring, MD
    May 3, 2022
      Location:
      Silver Spring, MD
      Event Date / Time:
      May 3, 2022 (8:00 pm – 9:15 pm)
      Type of Participation:
      PodCast
      Event Details:
      Talking with Guest MiMi Morgan Living Life Now.
      Company Name:
      KKHolmes
      • The Fireplace Chat
      Silver Spring, MD
      Dec 31, 2021
        Location:
        Silver Spring, MD
        Event Date / Time:
        December 31, 2021 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
        Type of Participation:
        PodCast
        Event Details:
        Talking about the Transgender Community and the Veteran Community.
        Company Name:
        In The Community IInc.
        • The Fireplace Chat
        Silver Spring, MD
        Dec 24, 2021
          Location:
          Silver Spring, MD
          Event Date / Time:
          December 24, 2021 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
          Type of Participation:
          PodCast
          Event Details:
          Talking about the Transgender Community Holiday Time with or without the family.
          Company Name:
          In The Community IInc.
          • The Fireplace Chat
          Silver Spring, MD
          Dec 17, 2021
            Location:
            Silver Spring, MD
            Event Date / Time:
            December 17, 2021 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
            Type of Participation:
            PodCast
            Event Details:
            Talk about Transgender Community and the Veterans
            Company Name:
            In The Community IInc.
            • The Fireplace Chat
            Silver Spring, MD
            Dec 10, 2021
              Location:
              Silver Spring, MD
              Event Date / Time:
              December 10, 2021 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
              Type of Participation:
              PodCast
              Event Details:
              Talking about the Trans Community
              Company Name:
              In The Community IInc.
              • The Fireplace Chat
              Silver Spring, MD
              Dec 3, 2021
                Location:
                Silver Spring, MD
                Event Date / Time:
                December 3, 2021 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
                Type of Participation:
                PodCast
                Event Details:
                Talking about the Transgender Community
                Company Name:
                In The Community IInc.
                • The Butterfly Project
                York, PA
                Nov 30, 2021
                  Location:
                  York, PA
                  Event Date / Time:
                  November 30, 2021 (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
                  Type of Participation:
                  PodCast
                  Event Details:
                  I'll be talking about the introducing of the Butterfly Project in the Fairmount Heights, MD and the roll out on November 9th.
                  Company Name:
                  My Feminine Heart
                  • The Butterfly Project
                  Rockville, MD
                  Nov 10, 2021
                  Event Link(s):
                  The Butterfly Project
                  Location:
                  Rockville, MD
                  Event Date / Time:
                  November 10, 2021 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
                  Type of Participation:
                  Interview
                  Event Details:
                  Talk about the Butterfly Project
                  Company Name:
                  You Be The Judge
                  • The Eleanor & Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club General Body Meeting
                  Greenbelt, MD
                  Oct 15, 2021
                  Event Link(s):
                  The Eleanor & Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club On Oct. 15th
                  Location:
                  Greenbelt, MD
                  Event Date / Time:
                  October 15, 2021 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
                  Type of Participation:
                  Panelist
                  Event Details:
                  Listen to the guest panel "We listen & discuss LGBTQ+ Issues
                  Company Name:
                  Roosevelt Club
                  • The Platform Roaring Twenties Gala Night
                  Faifax, VA
                  Jul 17, 2021
                    Location:
                    Faifax, VA
                    Event Date / Time:
                    July 17, 2021 (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
                    Type of Participation:
                    Appearance
                    Event Details:
                    We will be celebrating:The10th anniversary of The Platform Magazine, Gisella's 8th Annual Birthday/Celebration of life, & #roaringtwenties.
                    Company Name:
                    The Platform Magazine
                    • The Future of the Trans Community Panel Discussion
                    Baltimore, MD
                    Apr 28, 2021
                      Location:
                      Baltimore, MD
                      Event Date / Time:
                      April 28, 2021 (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm)
                      Type of Participation:
                      Panelist
                      Event Details:
                      Talk with the MD LGBT Chamber Members being Transgender.
                      Company Name:
                      Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce
                      • Transgender Day of Visibility Brown Bag Luncheon
                      Kansas City, KS
                      Mar 31, 2021
                        Location:
                        Kansas City, KS
                        Event Date / Time:
                        March 31, 2021 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
                        Type of Participation:
                        Federal Agency
                        Event Details:
                        Provide a general and potentially first-time overview of the Transgender community and resources and information that supports the safety of transgender individuals and promotes and retains transgender individuals within our workforce and communities
                        Company Name:
                        USDA
                        • Transgender Training
                        Rockville, MD
                        Mar 24, 2021
                          Location:
                          Rockville, MD
                          Event Date / Time:
                          March 24, 2021 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
                          Type of Participation:
                          County Government
                          Event Details:
                          Teaching and Answering Questions on Transgender issues to Montgomery County Staff through EEO Department.
                          Company Name:
                          Montgomery County EEO
                          • TEDx Interview with Brian Smiga Podcast on Joy
                          Silver Spring, MD
                          Feb 4, 2021
                          Event Link(s):
                          Treat Trans As You Wish To Be Treated
                          Location:
                          Silver Spring, MD
                          Event Date / Time:
                          February 4, 2021 (6:15 pm – 6:45 pm)
                          Type of Participation:
                          Interview
                          Event Details:
                          Asking me questions about the Joy in my life after my TEDx Talk in May 2018.
                          Company Name:
                          TEDx
                          • TDOR Fredericksburg, VA
                          Fredericksburg, VA
                          Nov 20, 2020
                            Location:
                            Fredericksburg, VA
                            Event Date / Time:
                            November 20, 2020 (2:30 pm – 5:00 pm)
                            Type of Participation:
                            Speaking Engagement
                            Event Details:
                            Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
                            Company Name:
                            Transgender Support Group of Fredericksburg, VA
                            • TDOR UUC Seneca Valley
                            Germantown, MD
                            Nov 20, 2020
                              Location:
                              Germantown, MD
                              Event Date / Time:
                              November 20, 2020 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
                              Type of Participation:
                              Appearance
                              Event Details:
                              Transgender Day of Remembrance, put on by UCC Seneca Valley at 7:00 pm
                              Company Name:
                              UCC Seneca Valley Church
                              • Transgender Issues
                              Washington, DC
                              Apr 28, 2020
                                Location:
                                Washington, DC
                                Event Date / Time:
                                April 28, 2020 (9:30 am – 10:00 am)
                                Type of Participation:
                                Panelist
                                Event Details:
                                The purpose of this online meeting is to have a brief conversation with the students in the course about the work of your organization and its impact on the transgender community in Washington, DC.
                                Company Name:
                                Georgetown University
                                • The Gunston School TDOR
                                Centreville, MD
                                Mar 31, 2020
                                  Location:
                                  Centreville, MD
                                  Event Date / Time:
                                  March 31, 2020 (8:00 am – 12:45 pm)
                                  Type of Participation:
                                  High School
                                  Event Details:
                                  The Gunston School's Transgender Day of Visibility is sponsored by the school's Gay-Straight Alliance and is part of our monthly speaker series. We would like you to speak for about thirty minutes in the morning, and then potentially meet with students through the day, based on your availability.
                                  Company Name:
                                  The Gunston School
                                  • Transgender Military Service Members
                                  El Palso, TX
                                  Feb 15, 2020
                                    Location:
                                    El Palso, TX
                                    Event Date / Time:
                                    February 15, 2020 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
                                    Type of Participation:
                                    Interview
                                    Event Details:
                                    Talk about my time with the Maryland Defense Force.
                                    Company Name:
                                    Borderland Rainbow Center
                                    • Trans Health Panel for Residency Fellowship in Health Policy (RFHP)
                                    Washington, DC
                                    Oct 7, 2019
                                      Location:
                                      Washington, DC
                                      Event Date / Time:
                                      October 7, 2019 (10:45 am – 12:15 pm)
                                      Type of Participation:
                                      Workshop Sharing of My Life & Training
                                      Event Details:
                                      Residency Fellowship in Health Policy (RFHP) Course Coordinator and Senior Research Assistant for the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at the Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management at GWU.
                                      Company Name:
                                      Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management at GWU
                                      • Transgender Military Ban
                                      Springfield, MA
                                      Apr 3, 2019
                                        Location:
                                        Springfield, MA
                                        Event Date / Time:
                                        April 3, 2019 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
                                        Type of Participation:
                                        Workshop Sharing of My Life
                                        Event Details:
                                        speaking at Western New England University Law School in Springfield, MA on April 3 for another workshop about the transgender military ban?
                                        Company Name:
                                        GLADQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
                                        • Transgender Care Across The Lifespan
                                        Baltimore, MD
                                        Mar 9, 2019
                                          Location:
                                          Baltimore, MD
                                          Event Date / Time:
                                          March 9, 2019 (12:45 pm – 2:15 pm)
                                          Type of Participation:
                                          Story Sharing of My Life
                                          Event Details:
                                          Session called "Voices from the Community" where we ask people to share their experiences.
                                          Company Name:
                                          Chase Brexton Health Resource Center
                                          • TDOR Keynote Speaker Kaiser Permanente DC
                                          Washington, DC
                                          Nov 30, 2018
                                            Location:
                                            Washington, DC
                                            Event Date / Time:
                                            November 30, 2018 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
                                            Type of Participation:
                                            Workshop Sharing of My Life & Training
                                            Event Details:
                                            TDOR Keynote Speaker Kaiser Permanente DC
                                            Company Name:
                                            Kaiser Permanente
                                            • TDOR Lancaster City Hall · Lancaster, PA
                                            Lancaster, PA
                                            Nov 20, 2018
                                              Location:
                                              Lancaster, PA
                                              Event Date / Time:
                                              November 20, 2018 (6:00 pm – 9:30 pm)
                                              Type of Participation:
                                              Story Sharing of My Life
                                              Event Details:
                                              Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
                                              Company Name:
                                              Grace United Church of Christ - City of Lancaster
                                              • TDOR Keynote Speaker Kaiser Permanente MD
                                              Baltimore, MD
                                              Nov 16, 2018
                                                Location:
                                                Baltimore, MD
                                                Event Date / Time:
                                                November 16, 2018 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
                                                Type of Participation:
                                                Workshop Sharing of My Life & Training
                                                Event Details:
                                                TDOR Keynote Speaker Kaiser Permanente MD
                                                Company Name:
                                                Kaiser Permanente
                                                • TDOR Keynote Speaker Kaiser Permanente VA
                                                Tyson, VA
                                                Nov 12, 2018
                                                  Location:
                                                  Tyson, VA
                                                  Event Date / Time:
                                                  November 12, 2018 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
                                                  Type of Participation:
                                                  Workshop Sharing of My Life & Training
                                                  Event Details:
                                                  TDOR Keynote Speaker Kaiser Permanente VA
                                                  Company Name:
                                                  Kaiser Permanente
                                                  • Transwoman in the Military
                                                  Washington, DC
                                                  Sep 19, 2018
                                                    Location:
                                                    Washington, DC
                                                    Event Date / Time:
                                                    September 19, 2018 (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
                                                    Type of Participation:
                                                    Interview
                                                    Event Details:
                                                    Talking about what it was like serving in the Maryland Defense Force
                                                    Company Name:
                                                    GLAD
                                                    • TEDx Asbury Park Live Show on Passion
                                                    Asbury Park, NJ
                                                    May 19, 2018
                                                    Location:
                                                    Asbury Park, NJ
                                                    Event Date / Time:
                                                    May 19, 2018 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
                                                    Type of Participation:
                                                    Other
                                                    Event Details:
                                                    Passion drives ideas, people, and communities to action. Passion makes leaders. Passion combined with knowledge creates new ideas worth spreading. Passion can lead both to creation and destruction, to inspiration, suffering, grit, compassion, and extraordinary service.
                                                    Company Name:
                                                    TEDx Asbury Park
                                                    Invitation:
                                                    This is an open event with limited availability. You are welcome to attend by invitation. Request Invitation
                                                    • The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus
                                                    Ashburn, VA
                                                    Apr 5, 2018
                                                    Location:
                                                    Ashburn, VA
                                                    Event Date / Time:
                                                    April 5, 2018 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
                                                    Type of Participation:
                                                    University
                                                    Event Details:
                                                    Talking with the student nurses at George Washington University at the Ashburn Campus.
                                                    Company Name:
                                                    The George Washington University
                                                    • TEDx Asbury Park, NJ
                                                    Asbury Park, NJ
                                                    Jan 18, 2018
                                                    Location:
                                                    Asbury Park, NJ
                                                    Event Date / Time:
                                                    January 18, 2018 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
                                                    Type of Participation:
                                                    Interview
                                                    Event Details:
                                                    Live Audition on January 18, 2018 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ. We welcome you to showcase ideas worth spreading that foster learning, inspiration, and wonder, and encourage conversations that matter. My presentation will be exploring this year's theme in May on PASSION, at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ.
                                                    Company Name:
                                                    TEDx Asbury Park
                                                    • TDOR - Lancaster, PA
                                                    Lancaster, PA
                                                    Nov 20, 2017
                                                    Location:
                                                    Lancaster, PA
                                                    Event Date / Time:
                                                    November 20, 2017 (6:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
                                                    Type of Participation:
                                                    Speaking Engagement
                                                    Event Details:
                                                    I'll be speaking during this event. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
                                                    Company Name:
                                                    Grace United Church of Christ
                                                    • Transgender Awareness
                                                    Columbia, MD
                                                    Nov 14, 2017
                                                    Location:
                                                    Columbia, MD
                                                    Event Date / Time:
                                                    November 14, 2017 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
                                                    Type of Participation:
                                                    Panelist
                                                    Event Details:
                                                    Will be talking to the church about Transgender Awareness
                                                    Company Name:
                                                    Unity Fellowship Church of Columbia
                                                    • Transgender Soldiers In The Military
                                                    Baltimore, MD
                                                    Jul 27, 2017
                                                      Location:
                                                      Baltimore, MD
                                                      Event Date / Time:
                                                      July 27, 2017 (12:30 pm – 12:45 pm)
                                                      Type of Participation:
                                                      Interview
                                                      Event Details:
                                                      Talking about my views about President Trump's Tweet about the ban on Transgender people serving in the military.
                                                      Company Name:
                                                      WBAL Radio, Baltimore MD
                                                      • Transgender Issues
                                                      Prince William, VA
                                                      Jul 18, 2017
                                                        Location:
                                                        Prince William, VA
                                                        Event Date / Time:
                                                        July 18, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
                                                        Type of Participation:
                                                        Story Sharing of My Life
                                                        Event Details:
                                                        Speak with the Prince William County PFLAG's community group on Transgender issues.
                                                        Company Name:
                                                        Prince William County PFLAG
                                                        • Transgender Training for Nurses and Physicians.
                                                        Poplar Bluff, MO
                                                        Jun 9, 2017
                                                        Location:
                                                        Poplar Bluff, MO
                                                        Event Date / Time:
                                                        June 9, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
                                                        Type of Participation:
                                                        Training
                                                        Event Details:
                                                        John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO by Video Teleconferencing. It will be a training I will be doing with their nurses and physicians.
                                                        Company Name:
                                                        John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
                                                        • Trans Person in the Workplace
                                                        Washington, DC
                                                        May 2, 2017
                                                        Location:
                                                        Washington, DC
                                                        Event Date / Time:
                                                        May 2, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
                                                        Type of Participation:
                                                        Panelist
                                                        Event Details:
                                                        Today what it is like to be a visibility Trans person in the workplace.
                                                        Company Name:
                                                        WPFW 89.3 Inside Out
                                                        • Trans Issues and Being an Allies
                                                        Bethesda, MD
                                                        Oct 23, 2016
                                                        Location:
                                                        Bethesda, MD
                                                        Event Date / Time:
                                                        October 23, 2016 (12:30 pm – 3:45 pm)
                                                        Type of Participation:
                                                        Speaking Engagement
                                                        Event Details:
                                                        Program is primarily on being good allies of the Trans* community. The session will start with a short video by John Oliver on ways not to deal with Trans* issues. This should grab everyone’s attention. Following that would be a segment on being allies, possibly with audience interaction/role play.
                                                        Company Name:
                                                        Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
                                                        • The LGB"T" Issues and How to Handle Them
                                                        Anne Arundel, MD
                                                        Oct 13, 2015
                                                          Location:
                                                          Anne Arundel, MD
                                                          Event Date / Time:
                                                          October 13, 2015 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
                                                          Type of Participation:
                                                          Panelist
                                                          Event Details:
                                                          Talking with issues among the Transgender community.
                                                          Company Name:
                                                          Anne Arundel Community College
                                                          • The 2015 Special Edition Ladies
                                                          SIlver Spring, MD
                                                          May 11, 2014
                                                          Location:
                                                          SIlver Spring, MD
                                                          Event Date / Time:
                                                          May 11, 2014 (7:00 am – 7:15 am)
                                                          Type of Participation:
                                                          Story Sharing of My Life
                                                          Event Details:
                                                          The 2015 Special Edition Ladies issue is to represent the most inspiring females from around the world who have made a difference with their platform. The focus is to celebrate the achievements of these ladies who have influenced and made a positive change within their journeys they share. They were selected by submitting their platform journeys and show how they make a contributing differences within their communities. These ladies have inspired others by their various achievements and have expressed their positive values toward others.
                                                          Company Name:
                                                          The Platform Magazine
                                                          • Transgender Day of Remebrance
                                                          Silver Spring, MD
                                                          Nov 17, 2012
                                                          Location:
                                                          Silver Spring, MD
                                                          Event Date / Time:
                                                          November 17, 2012 (4:00 pm – 9:30 pm)
                                                          Type of Participation:
                                                          Story Sharing of My Life
                                                          Event Details:
                                                          Speaking on My Life Is Not My Own
                                                          Company Name:
                                                          Montgomery County PFLAG
                                                          • Haute HairRx