AfroTech highlights the fabulous Angelica Ross and her work outside of Pose and American Horror Story. Miss Ross is working to educate and uplift our trans, queer, and gender non-conforming siblings in tech.
Entrepreneurship for Black, marginalized, people are often birthed from necessity and survival. Creating avenues of access for people who are often denied opportunities is a selfless act that is as a result of having been on the receiving end of closed minds, closed doors, and an extremely minuscule range of what it is to truly be “diverse” and “inclusive”. For the trans actress, activist, and entrepreneur Angelica Ross, TransTech Social became her passion project to “empower trans and gender non-conforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills”.
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