The trailblazing activist first made national headlines in 2017 after becoming the country’s first out Black trans person elected to public office in Minneapolis.
From coming out to her mother, to explaining her decision to transition to her daughter and sharing her HIV diagnosis with the world, Cartier remains determined to walk in her truth.
"Today is also an important opportunity to listen and learn to increase both competence and compassion."
"We stand together as the Black community, except when it comes to the injustice being done to Black LGBTQIA+ folks."
The circumstances behind Elisha Chanel Stanley's death have yet to be determined; however, some friends suspect foul play.