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Jul 27, 2021

This episode features Sis and Karen Olivo discussing The Next Generation Project, an organization dedicated to distributing resources to Black and Brown Trans folks in need. Through donations and crowdfunding campaigns, The Next Generation Project raises money to provide Trans people with the access to self care and mental health services to nourish their body, mind, and spirit. Through alleviating financial burdens, TNG’s goal is to assist in shaping a future where the next generation of Trans folk will have leaders and elders to guide them.

Sis is a  multidisciplinary artist hailing from Houston, Texas. Sis refers to herself as an actress, activist, and sister to the people. With a life’s mission of franchising the disenfranchised and demarginalizing the marginalized, Sis founded The Next Generation Project, an organization dedicated to providing self-care and mental health resources to the Black and Brown trans community. 

Karen Olivo is a television, film, and stage actor who most recently played “Satine” in Moulin Rouge, The Musical on Broadway. Olivo is also recognized for her Tony Award winning performance as “Anita” in the acclaimed 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story, a role for which she also earned Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations. 

For more information about The Next Generation Project, visit

To watch the video of this event, visit

Moderated by Googler Kwaii Bell.