Join Student Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion on BGSU Fireland’s Instagram @officialbgsufirelands for a virtual conversation with Arykah Carter, is a board member of, a statewide transgender advocacy and education organization. She believes that she has a story to be told that will encourage, support, and advocate for others in the Trans Community. Arykah is a self-taught freelance photographer & graphic designer and is writing and self-publishing a personal memoir tentatively entitled Beautiful Struggle, focusing on her unique and non-traditional experience as a later life transitioning Trans Woman of Color. Arykah is also working on a photo exhibit entitled, the Black Trans project, designed to bring visibility and perspective to Black Trans & Non-Binary experiences.