As an activist, advocate, and healer, Twiggy has collaborated with artists, filmmakers, academics and policymakers to increase visibility of both creative and sociopolitical agendas. Twiggy served at FACES NY, Inc. as a Recruitment Specialist, Senior Community Health Specialist, and more recently a Program Development Specialist and Community Organizer. With over 9 years of experience in the field of general and specialized health education and direct services, she has extensive knowledge of the needs of the LGBTQ youth population and how to foster relationships with organizations that offer effective quality services.
In their current role as Program Director at the True Colors Fund, Twiggy leads their Youth Collaboration programs, aimed at not only elevating youth voices but also creating space for partnerships with young adults to lead the movement to end youth homelessness.
In addition to her activism and advocacy work, Twiggy has worked as a model & runway trainer, performance artist, and special events & talent management coordinator. She and her work have been featured in major media publications and media outlets such as OUT Magazine, PAPER Magazine, NY Mag, The Huffington Post, The METRO Weekly, and The Advocate among others. Twiggy was also a featured subject in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ and HBO’s documentary feature film, The OUT List and is the co-writer and one of seven subjects in the Sundance-selected, award-winning documentary, KIKI. They also sits on the Board of Directors for Doc Society, an international documentary film foundation, as well as History UnErased, an organization dedicated to assuring LGBTQ history is taught in k-12 schools. She is also a consulting programmer for Outfest, Newfest, and Outfest Fusion and the Overall Overseer for the Legendary International House of Comme Des Garcon. Twiggy’s continued mission is to elevate the authentic representation of the House|Ballroom Community worldwide.
9:00 AM–10:30 AM Jul 25, 2018 (US - Eastern)