Jessica Zyrie is a visible black transgender model, actress, activist, and the first transgender female clinical case manager at the Montrose Center. Jessica has used her platform to advocate for equality across the intersectionality of race and gender identity. She has advocated with local, state, and national organizations including, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Equality Texas, Transgender Education Network of Texas, Center for Disease Control, Gilead, Houston Health Department and has been featured internationally on campaigns with companies such as Google pride and Absolut Vodka. She has walked NYFW has been published in countless magazines. Jessica Zyrie is motivated by the communities she belongs to, works with, and other communities facing discrimination and stigma. Her hope is to continue to inspire people to live in their truth, whatever realm that may fall in, because there is only one life and every individual deserves to live their life’s entirety, in truth, happiness, safety, and free from stigma.