Kim Tran is a facilitator, writer and organizer whose work centers a simple concept, “be the person you needed when you were younger.”

In 2008, Kim was one of a handful of people who established the LGBTQ Youth Space, a therapeutic safe space for queer youth in the South Bay Area. In 2017, Kim was a core planner for Hai Ba Trung Organizing School for Organizing, a social justice incubator run by Viet Unity. In her consulting practice, she approaches organizational change from a practical, liberatory perspective. For over a decade, Kim has facilitated trans inclusion and racial equity trainings for a wide array of organizations including Stanford University, the United States Consulate and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Kim holds a Ph.D in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. Her writing has been featured in ViceTeen VoguePRI, and Ms. Magazine. She is currently writing a book manuscript titled: The End of Allyship: A New Era of Solidarity. 

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