Malaysia Walker was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, before relocating to New Orleans, Louisiana. Her passion for equality, respect, and acknowledgement of the issues faced in the transgender/gender non-conforming community is the driving force behind her advocacy. “The only way to truly understand the struggle is to hear from those who are struggling.” Malaysia believes that the power of inclusion and equality lies within the transgender communities most impacted by societal negativity, and is determined to empower those communities with dedication, wisdom, and determination to ensure that all marginalized transgender and gender nonconforming communities can live without fear.