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Geena Rocero

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Geena Rocero

Author, Producer, Director and Trans Rights Advocate
Geena Rocero

Geena Rocero, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, is a four time Emmy Nominated and an Award Winning Producer, Writer and Director. She’s also a Model, Public Speaker, Trans Rights Advocate. Her upcoming memoir HORSE BARBIE will be released on May 30, 2023 by Penguin Random House imprint, The Dial Press. She recently directed and executive produced the 2022 EMMY and GLAAD Media Awards nominated and 2022 Webby Awards Honoree, CARETAKERS, a four-part original documentary series with PBS/WNET featuring stories of Filipino American frontline healthcare workers that premiered on October 8, 2021. For Vanity Fair’s January 2022 issue, she is featured as one of Gold House’s AAPI’s who are forging a new culture alongside Marvel director Destin Daniel Cretton, Crazy Rich Asian director Jon Chu and many other trailblazing AAPI’s. She’s an advisory board member of SeeHer- the most influential global coalition of marketers, agencies, media companies and entertainment leaders working to increase the representation and accurate portrayal of all women and girls to transform society. On March 31, 2014, in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Rocero came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference. Her viral talk has since been viewed close to 5 million times and translated into 32 languages. Named a “Top 25 Transgender Person Who Influences Culture” by TIME Magazine. Geena has spoken at the White House, World Economic Forum, United Nations, State Department, and multiple Fortune 500 companies.