Meet the Interns: Kaysen Davis
1. Tell us a little about yourself…
My name is Kaysen, I came out as Transgender a little over year ago. I'm a Law major at Pensacola State College. I graduate in the Spring with my AA, hoping to transfer to University of Florida for my Bachelors. I also have two part time jobs. Whenever I have free time, you can see me at the beach with my Fiance' and our fur babies.
2. Why are you involved with LGBTQ activism?
Being Transgender and Hard of Hearing it's hard to find support within the community, with this internship I'm trying to bridge the two. In the LGBTQ and HOH community in Pensacola, there's barely any support. Being an advocate for both, I can show people that there are others in the community who are willing to support them and help them reach your goals.
3. Why did you want to intern at Equality Florida?
Growing up in Pensacola, I didn’t know that Equality Florida existed until a year ago. This past April, I had the opportunity to volunteer at Tallahassee Pride and I realized that becoming an intern for EQFL in Pensacola I can find ways to help both communities. Pensacola doesn’t have any Pride centers, being an intern; I can bring resources to the community.
4. What are your plans after you graduate?
After I graduate with my AA in law, I plan to transfer to UF, Where I will continue to advocate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and LGBTQ community. One day I hope to open my own Law Firm, where I can employ both Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Hearing people and bring the communities together.