Jules Marie Savage
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Jules Marie is a LGBTQ+ advocate, key leader within the transgender community and Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic, specializing in diesel engines, power generation and HVAC. Employed as a mechanic for over 12 years, she is currently working for the US Navy at the Expeditionary Warfare Maintenance Center. In the non-profit sector, she is a volunteer Key Leader with the TRANS Program, where she helps lead program development, tabling, grants work, A/V for events and more. As well as an active board member for Gulf Coast Equality. Fairly new to the work of advocacy, she has made a significant impact already, having led major components of recent Trans Day of Remembrance and Trans Day of Visibility events, Pride tabling events, a rally at the state capitol and completion of RFPs for grant considerations.
A woman of trans experience, she knew from a young age she was different. Growing up, she fought through depression, denial, overcompensation, and self-harm to emerge from the other side. Living as herself, she has flourished into a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, and woman in skilled trades.
In less than a year, Jules has already made a significant impact on the life-necessary work of LGBTQ+ advocacy and LGBTQ+ people of Mississippi. Her visibility, attitude and productivity has already led to further leadership opportunities, including an invitation to lead as a member of the newly formed LGBTQ+ Coalition of Mississippi. Community members, state-wide, have clearly begun to call upon her as a role model and change-maker and there is no sign of slowing down. It's clear to see that Jules has a bright future ahead and will be a vital contributor in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in Mississippi.