Emma Vosicky, JD
Emma Vosicky received her BA from the University of Notre Dame, her JD from the DePaul University, and her MAT from National Louis University. For a number of years, she has worked in private practice as a business/business litigation attorney.
Emma brings her multiple skills as an attorney to GenderNexus, but the driving force in her life has been to pay it forward. As a transwoman, growing up at a time with no available language to describe her experience and no safe, support space, she is keenly aware of the necessity for trans and non-binary individuals to not feel alone, to find and develop community, and to be supported in living fully and proudly out loud. Emma’s interactions with the generations before her, who risked everything to take the first steps on behalf of our community, have inspired her to further the arc of change initiated by those early leaders.
To that end, Emma has served in a variety of roles on behalf of the LGBTQ community, including outreach, education, training and fundraising with Youth Outlook (providing LGBTQ youth drop-in centers across Northern Illinois), working with the Transformative Justice Law Project in helping LGBTQ folks obtain name changes, serving with Equality Illinois as a member of its Community Advisory Group, and acting as the Project Manager for Equality Illinois’ State Boards & Commissions Project.
In her spare time, Emma is a published writer, storyteller (her most recently developed passion is storytelling at OUTspoken), and public speaker, along with being an ardent film lover.