Kayley Margarite Whalen is an advocate and communications professional who has devoted her career to building connections across social justice movements. For over 12 years, she has led some of the biggest digital campaigns for disability justice, LGBTQIA+justice, and environmental justice. Since 2018 her business, Kayley Whalen Consulting, has provided communications and digital marketing services to numerous organizations including National Center for Transgender Equality, New Day Films, Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network, Sins Invalid, Ocean Conservancy, and Search for Common Ground.
Kayley has represented the LGBTQ community, the disability community, and the Latine community as a public speaker at events across the United States and the world, including speaking twice at the Obama White House.
Kayley is a world traveler, blogger, and YouTuber. Through her blog TransWorldView and her YouTube channel, she shares stories of the artists and activists she meets around the world, in addition to covering disability and transgender issues. In 2020 she represented the United States as Miss USA in Miss International Queen, the world’s most prestigious transgender pageant.
Kayley has also worked as the Senior Email Strategist at Greenpeace USA and Digital Strategy and Social Media Manager at the National LGBTQ Task Force among other roles. She's served on the boards of Trans United Fund, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, and the Secular Student Alliance. Her experience working across many different movements gives her a deep understanding of how to build successful grassroots campaigns to achieve collective liberation.