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She left her all-boys’ school after coming out as trans. Now, she leads LGBTQ trainings there.

In 2016, Hazel Edwards helped University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice associate professor Amy Hillier, whose daughter is trans, develop a policy for the Philadelphia School District on protecting transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.

Edwards, a 21-year-old trans advocate and artist, also works as an educator with the Attic Youth Center to help train teachers on the best practices for working with LGBTQ students.