Pioneering Transgender Activist and Journalist
Monica Roberts was a founding member of the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition and the author of the TransGriot blog. She created the blog, in part, to “chronicle the history of Black transpeople”. Through TransGriot, Roberts also identified transgender homicide victims in order to tribute the victims. Her coverage of transgender homicides is credited for bringing national attention to the issue. Many of her fellow activists described her as one of the most influential transgender figures nationwide, a journalist whose groundbreaking work transformed the way transgender lives are represented in the media.