Daroneshia Duncan-Boyd


Founder/Executive Director

Daroneshia was born and raised in Birmingham,AL. In the past 7 years she has brought attention to the trans community in Birmingham for TWOC. She created a peer support group to help TWOC identify and overcome barriers they face in Birmingham. Her life experiences fuel her passion for helping other TWOC.

Nycola Hayes


Client Service Coordinator

Nycola has been a vocal and supportive member of the community. She began her work with TAKE as a part of the PEER Leadership Program. She has been an instrumental in helping organize the community and recruiting trans women of color.

Sharyn Grayson


Senior Business Manager

Sharyn’s many professional business affiliations and alliances are extended across the U.S.  She is a renowned public speaker, trainer/facilitator, program developer, nonprofit business consultant, grant writer, Transgender advocate, and highly respected ‘elder’ leader within the national T-LGBQI neighborhood and healthcare community sectors.

Daye Pope


Director of Civic Engagement

Daye Pope is a gender justice advocate with a decade of experience working at the local, state, and national level to elect pro-equality candidates and pass policies that benefit working people and marginalized communities. Currently based in Philadelphia, Daye grew up in rural Iowa and has also lived in Washington D.C. Daye believes that fighting for economic, racial, gender, and climate justice is our moral duty.

As the Director of Civic Engagement with TAKE, Daye leads TAKE's newest efforts to get trans, nonbinary people and our allies involved in the political process to create systemic change together that benefits all and achieves equity and equality for trans people.