Johanna Saavedra

Johanna is a trans Latina immigrant woman from born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Johanna has being involved in activism in different ways since she immigrated to the US even when she was not even able to speak English. Johanna started participating in support groups with different agencies advocating for the voices of young trans immigrant Latin@s. In December of 2011 Johanna participated on behalf of the Trans-Latina Coalition in the development of a Blue print for the health care provision of trans people in the Latin America and The Caribbean.  Johanna has always made sure to advocate for the specific needs of trans Latin@s who are immigrants in the United States.