Nori’s Bio

Name: Nori Reed 

Bio: Nori is a transgender health advocate, writer, & stand-up comedian based in Oakland, California. At UCSF Medical Center, Nori developed an innovative medical navigation program connecting over 400 transgender patients to affirming medical care. In her advocacy work, she has also trained over 200 medical providers in competent transgender patient care.

As a queer mixed Korean woman of trans experience, Nori sees comedy as a powerful tool in resisting oppression, connecting individuals, and healing community. Nori has performed all over the Bay Area for huge audiences, including: Brouhaha: Stand-up Comedy & Storytelling, Rally! Queer Explorations of Resilience & Resistance, San Francisco’s LGBT Center’s Trans Day of Visibility, UC Berkeley’s Queer & Trans People of Color Conference, & Silicon Valley Pride. Currently, she is co-producing two comedy shows in Oakland: Man Haters & CommonFolk.

Workshop: Creating Our Own Stories: Self Empowerment Through the Art of Story Telling

Creating Our Own Stories is a writing & performance workshop with the goal of self-empowerment through creative expression. Participants of this workshop will begin with thoughtful writing & improv exercises to stimulate creative flow. Participants will then have the opportunity to write and perform their own story telling piece to a supportive audience of their peers. The workshop leader will be actively supporting individuals throughout the complete process as participants may be diving into past experiences that hold trauma.