Fierce and Fabulous – Author: Lee Ann Cox

A speaker at the 2009 LGBTQA rainbow awards ceremony, Owen Daniel-McCarter ’04 is founder of the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois. Among it’s goals: “all the tools we need to be fabulous, empowered and safe in how we live in our genders.” (Photo: Sally McCay)

Some have tattoos to look tough or hip. But the large one peeking from Owen Daniel-McCarter’s sleeve is sweet. It depicts a childhood memory of flying a kite with his beloved grandfather, who was gay. The idyllic scene is as you’d expect, except Daniel-McCarter ’04 is wearing a dress.