Michelle Myers

Political and Community Reporter

United States

Michelle Myers is an Ecuadorian bilingual journalist who moved to Philadelphia in 2017. You can find her Community and Political journalism work at Presente Media, Philatinos Radio, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and AL DÍA News. Currently she co-hosts Philatinos Radio show "El Café de la Tarde."

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GALAEI from Latinx to QTBIPOC - ¡Presente! Media

According to the CDC, by 1986, Laitinx AIDS mortality rate was nearly 3.5 times higher than their white peers. In Philadelphia, poet and activist David Acosta founded GALAEI to give the queer latinx community a hub for services and linkage to care. Now, after 32 years, GALAEI has officially expanded its doors to all queer people of color.

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Story of a misnomer and the woman set to fix it - ¡Presente! Media

They call them “Panama hats,” while 752 miles south in Ecuador, Indigenous people work for months to create them. Entrepreneur Silvia Roldán has made it her mission to educate people about the misconception, while contributing to two countries' economies and helping keep the tradition of the toquilla hats alive.

The many faces of transgender people

Part of the human condition is the fear we experience when faced with the unknown. But what usually puts the un in front of known is lack of awareness. Transgender people have existed throughout human history, though up until recently the community was not often publicly acknowledged.

Philly Trans March 2019 remembers transgender people murdered in Philadelphia.

More than 700 people gathered at Malcolm X Park in West Philadelphia to march for justice, equity, and liberation for the transgender community, while remembering the transgender people who have been murdered in Philadelphia. Violence directed toward the transgender community is not unique to the city of brotherly love.

Senator Bob Casey: Beyond the Senate

A native of Scranton, PA, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. grew up the fourth of eight children to Ellen and Robert Casey in a home steeped in politics from day one. When Bob, Jr. was three, his father began his long career in politics by becoming a Pennsylvania state senator.