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Apr 10, 2020

Oppressive dictator regime. Sexual abuse. Drugs. Sex work. Incarceration. Transitioning. Actress. Trans rights and sex worker rights advocate. Positivity embodied. Fighter.

Cecilia Gentili grew up in an oppressive dictatorship in Argentina and fled to the United States in her 20s for a better quality of life. She’s battled drug addiction, imprisonment, and ICE; now Gentili is fighting another battle: trans and sex worker rights nationwide.

Gentili founded Transgender Equity Consulting in 2019 after having served as the director of policy at GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy. Listen as she discusses the reality of sex work and sex trafficking, transitioning in a time when there was barely a word for it, and finding beauty amidst fear and persecution on this episode of SheVentures.