Monica Roberts Essay Contest Winners 2022

September 30, 2022

Monica Roberts ( used her gift to tell the stories of people in the Trans community with dignity and respect. In honor of Monica and her extraordinary legacy, TransTech Social Enterprises launched the Monica Roberts Essay & Blogger Contest. During the 2022 TransTech Summit we encouraged the community to use their original voice, unique style, fresh point of view, creativity, descriptive language, proper diction, “Realness”, clarity, valuable content and/or research, clarity, and peer impact for their entries.

For the Second Annual Monica Roberts Blogger & Essay Content we provided our community with 5 prompts to base their Blogs and Essays on; and we could not have been more excited to read through them all. They were all truly breathtaking, empowering and raw. The prompts can be found below:

  1. What is your personal impact on hearing trans stories told and how has it changed your outlook on your personal transness
  2. Who Am I In 3 Words Essay
  3. I Am More Than My Transness but My Transness Is Me Essay
  4. How Much Does Your Environment or Community Define Who You Are Essay 
  5. Surviving to Thriving a Trans Triumph

We would like to thank all of those that took the time to share their work, stories and truths with the community advisory board and cannot wait to bring you all another contest in 2023!

After much deliberation we are proud to announce the winners of the Second Annual Monica Roberts Blogger and Essay Contest.

Grand Prize

Thriving as Aloha ‘Āina (love of the land)
By: Myles K. Markham

Runners Up

Live In This Self Before The Uncertain Next Self
By: Praveen (Kalhara)

Bastards to Gods
By: Montañita

Check back soon for updates for the contest at the 2023 TransTech Summit.

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