Nola Hanson (Founder, Co-Organizer, Trainer) is trans artist whose practice centers the role of embodiment in contemporary social systems. Nola received their BFA in Painting and Art Criticism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014. In 2015, they started boxing at the New Bed Stuy Boxing Center, a community-run gym in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, where they continue to train. Nola's practice includes independent work and collaborative socially engaged projects. Their work has been shown in New York, Chicago, Portland, and Milwaukee. Nola is currently an MFA candidate in the Art and Social Practice program at Portland State University.
Liv Adler (Co-organizer, Trainer) is a native New Yorker, amateur boxer, and renowned trainer with over 10 years of competitive boxing experience. Liv has worked at various boxing gyms and programs throughout the city, including Everybody Fights, RISE by WE, She Fights, and Church Street Boxing Gym. Liv started working as a trainer with Trans Boxing in 2017. In addition to holding down classes at Overthrow Boxing Club, Liv provides sliding scale private training for a number of trans/gnc/nb adults and youth. Liv is passionate about breaking down the barriers to access that queer and trans people experience and increasing accessibility to high level training and competition.
Hill Donnell (Co-organizer, Assistant Trainer) is an athlete, organizer and educator born in Torino, Italy and raised on the US Gulf Coast. Hill has spent 10 years engaging at the intersections of policy, education and youth work. Their pedagogical and creative work seeks to engage critical perspectives on technological change, embodiment and the promise of participatory governance. Hill serves as Policy and Programs Manager at Athlete Ally, a NYC based non-profit working to end homophobia and transphobia in sport. Hill began boxing in 2016 and began organizing with Trans Boxing in 2017, shortly after moving to New York.