Alexis Martinez (she/her) is a Chicago Therapy Collective Board Member, Assistant Trainer and Co-Founder of #HireTransNow a Chicago neighborhood-based campaign to reduce anti-Trans hiring stigma and create pipelines to Trans-affirming jobs. As a prior business owner of 20 years Alexis shares her wisdom about the demands of running a small business in Chicago and caring for a diverse staff. As a former victim of multiple anti-Trans employment incidents, Alexis is passionate about shedding light on the unique discrimination and marginalization that Trans Women of Color in particular face when seeking and retaining employment. In addition to her work with CTC, Alexis is a long-time Chicago Dyke March organizer, coordinating numerous radical pride events. Alexis works Full Time as a Court Specialist for the Transformative Justice Law Project, processing hundreds of name changes in the state of Illinois a year. Alexis is a well-known activist in the Trans community, wood worker, a proud grandmother, and 40 year Andersonville resident.