Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Cecilia Gentili

Founder and Principal Consultant | Transgender Equity Consulting
Pronouns: she/her
Originally from Argentina, Cecilia came to the United States for a safer life as a transgender woman and lived, in the country undocumented for 10 years. During this time Cecilia gained her living through sex work, which came with drug use - for which she was continually targeted for policing. After multiple arrests and an immigration detention, she accessed recovery services and with more control over her life fought and won asylum. Her experience surviving this time in her life impassions her desire to ensure that all people living on the margins are provided with to dignity and respect they deserve.

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Let’s Talk about Sex: Transwomen of Color Talk Sex Work and Decriminalization

Transwomen of color will discuss their experience with incarceration and criminalization due to being transwomen of color engaged in sex work. They will share their experience and how they worked to create decrim NYC. There will be engaging story telling and conversation that invites attendees to think through how they can support transwomen of color sex workers and help to shift racist and misogynist legislation in their regions.

Speakers: Cecilia Gentili, Victoria Van Blaque