Taegen Meyer, Interim Executive Director

Taegen Meyer (she/her) is an LA-based community organizer, a video performance artist and Trans Lifeline’s Interim Executive Director. Drawing from her lived experience as a Black-Chicana trans femme, her work both as an artist and an organizer deals with issues surrounding displacement, alienation, (neo)colonization, and mourning. She has published essays and prose collections exploring a range of topics from anti-blackness and necropolitics to jazz and self-organization. Her current organizing work centers on self-defense, gender and housing justice, and community health. She joined the Board of Trans Lifeline in October 2020 and serves on the Finance and Equity & Strategic Planning committees. She is also a member of Black Lives Matter – LA, where she works with the Policy, Education, Arts & Culture, and Healing Justice committees. She is also an active member of Downtown Crenshaw, Reclaim Black LA, and the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.