Sunshine Bella Goodman (she/her) is an acclaimed fashion stylist, hair artist, published author, certified personal trainer, and empowerment speaker. A resident of South Carolina, she is the first trans woman and trans woman of color to serve on the board of the Alliance For Full Acceptance in Charleston. With thousands of followers on social media she is a true thought leader.
But the road to glamor and accolades was difficult. Her father was a Marine veteran and police officer, and her grandfather was a minister. The Goodmans were good, Christian people – people who knew nothing about raising a transgender child in a loving, affirming way. It was a wise mentor who taught her to use her voice.
As a Queer and Trans individual, Sunshine wants to change people’s perception of Trans identity and help inspire others to live out and proud.
Another key message is the importance of saying Black Trans Lives Matter at protests and on social media. She wants to change the pattern of black trans people being excluded from both the Black community and the Queer community, but still being expected to fight for both causes.
How does Sunshine navigate life in these turbulent times while advocating as a Black Trans woman? She will share her secrets of resilience and mental wellness in this candid conversation. Free and open to the public. Find us on Facebook Live or register to participate on Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ry-Ox5JVTKqITT8Unp_YiQ