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Grey

Grey - Board Chairperson 

Antonio is a Chicago born activist and service provider with love and flare for the arts and the community built from them. As the oldest of six, Antonio has treasured the value of being a leader among his peers and prefers to lead by example in his approach to work – trying his best to embody the frameworks and ideals he seeks to spread into the world. He prefers artistic expression through the writing of poetry and understands the need of using art as a means of healing and transformation.

 

Antonio has worked as a health testing agent in the medical field, as an outreach coordinator, and has helped create curriculum for artistic programming with various organizations. He believes that people should be free to love, laugh, cry, and learn as needed!

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Iyere Ebosele

Iyere Ebosole - Board Treasurer

Iyere (Malia) is a Nigerian Latina American Transwoman native of Springfield, Illinois who spent most of her life in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Malia is a self-taught dancer who started on a church dance team, then moved on to choreographing for dance teams around Colorado Springs. She has multiple talents in the performing arts but focuses on ballet, modern and contemporary, liturgical, and Afro-fusion.

 

She moved to Chicago in 2015 and joined the Youth Empowerment Performance Project, using her passion for performing arts to help others, and becoming one of YEPP’s first full-time staff members in 2017. As the organization’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Malia worked to further YEPP's mission to end LGBTQ+ youth homelessness and now works with YEPP on a consultant basis. Malia also gained her HIV counseling/tester certification through The Chicago House Community Health Apprenticeship Program and has always aspired to contribute to organizations that make a positive impact in the world. 

Megan Mia
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Megan Mia - Board Secretary

Megan is a Chicago born and raised Boricua, Mexicanx, Queer mental health advocate.  Megan is passionate about tattoo culture, dismantling oppressive systems and modeling for LGBTQIA+, BINBPOC ran businesses. They are applying for undergrad and will double major in Psychology, Womxn and gender studies with a minor in Social Justice. Their goal is to have their own practice as an LCSW with decolonization practices as the main facet of their work. On their downtime you'll watch them fill up their calendar and to-do list with more action items... because they are Capricorn!

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