Name & Nickname: My Name is Anjeni’, but most people call me Akyra , or Kyra.
Job Title at LGBT Life Center: TGNC (Transgender Non-Conforming) Community Coordinator
Where’d you come from and what’d you do there? I came from A Hope 4 Tomorrow (AH4T) and Royal Hearts Home Health Care. At AH4T I was a patient navigator/ non- medical case manager, and at Royal Hearts I was an in home health care assistant.
I’m here to help you with: I’m here to advise and encourage trans and non-conforming HIV+ individuals to get into care, and maintain adherence to care. I am also here to engage the LGBTQ+ community to involve ourselves in the clinical and supportive services the LGBT Life Center offers. I am here to be a beacon of light and love in the community and to assist in any and every way that I can.
How did you become interested in this job/type of work? I became interested in this field of work after watching so many of the people I knew in the community affected by HIV and AIDS. Naturally, I am a helper and I love people of all walks of life, but it seems to be a bit closer to me when it was individuals in my own community, so my quest was to find a way to help.
What’s an interesting thing about you that most people don’t know? An interesting fact about me most people don’t know is that I like to go fishing. Ever since I was a child it was always an activity I enjoyed with my family and friends. It always brought out my competitive side as well as building patience.
What excites you about joining the LGBT Life Center Team? I am most excited about being a part of the new and exciting ventures that are geared toward making our LGBTQ+ community the best. For many years people have used the LGBTQ+ community as their platform to funnel hate-mongering and division in the human race, it is a pleasure being alongside those fighting right in the thick of things to make the lives of others better.