LaSaia Wade: Founder and Executive Director
Stephanie Skora: Director of Policy and Operations
Stephanie Skora is a lesbian, trans woman, and anti-Zionist Ashkenazi Jew whose activist work centers around Palestinian solidarity organizing, queering Jewish spaces, and fighting for justice and liberation for all trans people. She serves as a Chapter Leader with Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago, and is a co-founder and lead organizer for the Trans Liberation Collective in Chicago. Stephanie graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016 with a BA in Political Science and Gender & Women’s Studies, with minors in Sociology and Queer Studies.
Myah Brown: Director of Programming and Organizing
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago where she made it her mission to stay in her childhood area. from her life experiences she became not only an example but grew a passion for helping homeless LGBTQ youth of color. Myah became a leader, and example from being the little homeless trans woman of color from Englewood to to Legendary mother of the House of Mizrahi, he built supportive relationship from those who believed in here and showed those who didn’t she could. with some many word that could be said she would rather just say one that describe her and when it come to seeing that ALL Trans and gender non-conforming folks access services they need and feel loved…PASSIONATE.
Keosha Milan: Office Manager
Keosha is a black trans-woman of color born in Chicago IL. Keosha grew up in a abusive house hold where her identity wasn’t excepted or understood. when she was 18 she was thrown out of her mothers home, and was forced to find her place in the word. As she struggled with identity crisis and her coming out she found herself in 2013 working with the youth empowerment performance project (Y.E.P.P.) Keosha currently is actively fighting for the rights of trans-people of color here at BSA while actively volunteering in LGBTQ community centers sharing her story to help those overcome the struggles she faced!