Yana Calou, Director of Special Projects

Yana Calou (they/them) is a nonbinary Brazilian-American organizer who joined the Trans Lifeline team in 2020 to ensure that trans stories are told by trans people. Their work is informed by experience as a labor organizer and media activist, learning from roles at CLAGS Center for LGBTQ Studies, Coworker.org, the Retail Action Project, and GLAAD. Yana splits their time between NYC and the southwest desert, where they are working on a queer land project and learning to make pottery.