Emily Cohen has a lot going on, and all of it is directed toward helping LBT women develop a sense of community.
“We connect women with really anything they need in the community,” she said as the director of women’s services for SunServe. “It’s mainly healthcare navigation for women. We just started in July, and so we’re just picking up steam and doing some great things.”
Those great things include helping trans women by “connecting them with competent care they didn't know they can get where they don't feel like they're under a microscope. Where they’re being treated as human beings by doctors who really care.”
On top of her director position at SunServe, Cohen also co-founded an organization called Ignite Women South Florida to connect a community for LBT women. They host mixers on the first Thursday of every month, with info available on their Facebook page that showcases events in the community beneficial for women.
“Creating that sense of community is really what I think we’re lacking in the women's community. I think that's what women want. It's not about a bar for us — a place — it’s about having a community. So that’s what I’m doing.”
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