Aurora Higgs, M.Ed (she/they) is a Black queer visionary from Richmond, Va. Aurora
transitioned in 2018 and uses her platform to promote justice and equity. She’s a PhD student, speaker, performer, and producer of media that elevate queer BIPOC voices. As a board member of the Virginia League of Planned Parenthood, Aurora helps shape medical practice guidelines and protocols to better ensure the transgender policies are appropriate, progressive, and compassionate. Aurora specializes as a speaker and facilitator on equity, DEI work, social justice, and gender/sexuality studies. Aurora and her work were awarded a place in Richmond Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2019.