Darcy Jeda Corbitt-Hall is a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University and a prominent advocate for transgender rights in the upper Midwest and Southeast. Darcy combines her research into online social interactions and health outcomes with a passion for helping marginalized communities realize their own agency in their unique journeys to becoming better versions of themselves.
Darcy has been active in the equality movement since 2012, serving a the leader of Auburn University's LGBTQ+ organization and working with Equality Alabama and HRC Alabama to promote LGBTQ+ rights in her home state. Her political advocacy work has included successfully having gender identity and expression added to Auburn University's (second most conservative in the US) anti-discrimination policy and bringing about more visibility for the trans community of Alabama and North Dakota through over 50 media interviews and appearances including a front page feature stories in The Birmingham News and The Auburn Plainsman.
From 2015-2017, Darcy resided in North Dakota, where she was working on a doctorate in clinical psychological science. While there, she continued her work as a policy consultant and speaker. She spoke at and consulted with 8 of the region's colleges and universities, appeared in local media 22 times, traveled to all four corners of the state, and organized the region's first LGBTQ+ campus inclusion conference. She also served on the NDSU Gender and Sexual Diversity Advisory Board and the ND Department of Health LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. Darcy was also the co-host of North Dakota's only LGBTQ+ radio program, Finding Me, which highlighted issues faced by North Dakota's LGBTQ+ population and gave voice to local queer folk for one hour every week.
In 2016, Darcy used the money she earned speaking and consulting and founded the Darcy Jeda Corbitt Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit community foundation whose mission is to improve the health and global wellbeing of transgender, gender queer, nonbinary, and expansive/nonconforming individuals through online education, support, and grantmaking. Their main program, MyTransitionPartner, provides online support and education to over 600 transgender people and their loved ones per month.
In 2017, Darcy moved back to her hometown of Auburn, AL, where she is continuing her doctoral studies at Auburn University.
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