Reyna Ortiz is a proud Trans/Two spirited woman who was born and raised in Chicago. Her experiences navigating through this society openly as a Trans woman for over twenty-eight years has given her a great understanding of the needs in her community. Reyna Ortiz is an Advocate, Activist and Author fighting for the rights of the Trans and Gender non-conforming community. Reyna works hands-on with her community, providing vital resources such as housing assistance, legal, medical, employment, empowerment groups and has dedicated herself to building and working with her Trans community. Reyna is passionate about educating and enlightening society on the realities of her beautiful and resourceful community.