Trans & GNC Ecosystem

Our work and vision for the Trans Policy Agenda builds on the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Ecosystem and Inherent Issues, developed by Celia Sandhya Daniels.

The ecosystem captures the multiple personal and political aspects of a TGI person’s life. It examines the various social, economic, and political factors where they need security, protections and access. In addition, the model provides a visual representation of the issues to be discussed below. The Trans Policy Agenda seeks to expand our understanding of TGI people’s experiences and opportunities to create a healthy and larger ecosystem in humanity.  

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Celia Sandhya Daniels


Entrepreneur, Composer, Musician, Photographer, Filmmaker

Celia Sandhya Daniels is an Asian Indian trans women of color who is an entrepreneur, composer, musician, photographer and a filmmaker. She currently resides near Los Angeles with her family. As a transgender parent and gender non conforming activist, she volunteers for many non profit organizations, churches, institutions and LGBTQ+ organizations across southern California.

Growing up as a lonely closeted trans kid from South India with stigma, discrimination and gender dysphoria, she writes and speaks passionately about her struggles and challenges she faced in her family, work, school and community both in US and India.

Celia brings a wonderful blend of ethnicity, culture, religion and corporate experience. She is currently focused on building allies with local communities, business, churches and organizations that fight for civil rights, youth empowerment, healthcare, immigration, education and employment.