Isabel Rose is a writer, performer and passionate activist on behalf of transgender children and their families.
In the spring of 2017, when President Trump rescinded federal protections for transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, Isabel penned a heartfelt letter to the president’s daughter, Ivanka, urging her to take a stand for the fair and compassionate treatment of transgender youth in our nation’s education system. After the letter went viral, Isabel continued her fight for justice, addressing audiences at conferences and galas world wide. She is currently pursuing an initiative to include diversity education in all schools, in all states, beginning in kindergarten.
Isabel’s creative work—including film, writing, videos and two albums—focuses primarily on an exploration of identity (though she does dabble in the art of igniting mad joy). She serves on the board of directors of the Family Equality Council, The Gender & Family Project at the Ackerman Institute and The New Victory Theater, and is a proud supporter of Every Mother Counts, The National Center for Transgender Equality, Gifford’s Courage To Fight Gun Violence, GLSEN and The Auburn Seminary.
A Yale graduate with an MFA in fiction and literature, Isabel lives in New York City with her two daughters, two dogs, two fish, one husband and a tree she grew from an avocado pit.