Chella Man

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Renowned for his personal documentation of his experience in gender transition, Chella Man is celebrated for his motto "be your own representation." As a deaf, genderqueer, Chinese, and Jewish individual, Chella found he didn’t have role models to look up to, and so he became a voice and a true representation for himself and for others. With over 290K subscribers and many millions of views on his YouTube video entitled "One year on testosterone: voice updates," Chella is normalizing the conversation around gender issues for disabled and LGBTQ+ youth. 

Through his talks, Chella opens up about his experiences transitioning on testosterone, navigating the world with a disability, and facing isolation while growing up within a small and conservative town in Central Pennsylvania. His TED Talk, "Becoming Him," offers an empowering investigation of gender, identity, race and disability.

Since leaving high school as a Junior to attend college early, Chella has written for Condé Naste’s first queer publication Them, launched a radically inclusive clothing line in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, signed as the first deaf and trans masculine model with IMG Models, and was cast as a superhero within Warner Brother’s DC Universe, Titan’s. He hopes to continue pushing the boundaries of what it means to be accessible, inclusive, and equal in this world.

 

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<p>Virtual Programming: Chella Man provides candid and empowering lessons on inclusivity </p>

Virtual Programming: Chella Man provides candid and empowering lessons on inclusivity 

Renowned for his personal documentation of his experience in gender transition, Gen-Zer CHELLA MAN is celebrated for his motto "be your own representation." As a deaf, genderqueer, Chinese, and Jewish individual, Chella found he didn’t have role models to look up to, and so he became a voice and a true representation for himself and for others. With over 290K subscribers and many millions of views on his YouTube videos, Chella knows how to engage virtual audiences, and has been sought-out for a virtual moderated conversation for Penn State's Pride Month Programming, engaged in a virtual Yahoo interview, shared "5 things to do at home" during quarantining, and is using his platform to support the homeless LGBTQ+ community amid the coronavirus pandemic

Through his talks, Chella opens up about his experiences transitioning on testosterone, navigating the world with a disability, and facing isolation while growing up within a small and conservative town in Central Pennsylvania. His TED Talk, "Becoming Him," offers an empowering investigation of gender, identity, race and disability.Since leaving high school as a Junior to attend college early, Chella has written for Condé Naste’s first queer publication Them, signed as the first deaf and trans masculine model with IMG Models, and was cast as a superhero within Warner Brother’s DC Universe, Titan’s. He hopes to continue pushing the boundaries of what it means to be accessible, inclusive, and equal in this world.

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Already making his mark in the industry, multi-hypenate Chella Man has brought significant attention to his work as an artist, writer, model and actor through sharing his personal documentation of his life while advocating for those within his communities.

Being Deaf, genderqueer, trans-masculine, Chinese, and Jewish, Chella found he didn’t have role models to look up to, so he decided to be his own representation.

This motto “Be your own representation” would become a pillar of his teachings.

Through his talks, he opens up on his experiences transitioning on testosterone, navigating the world with a disability, and facing isolation while growing up within a small and conservative town in Central Pennsylvania.

Since leaving high school as a Junior to attend college early, he has written for Condé Naste’s first queer publication Them, launched a radically inclusive clothing line in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, signed as the first deaf and trans masculine model with IMG Models, and was casted as a superhero within Warner Brother’s DC Universe, Titan’s.

With over 245K subscribers and 8 million views on his YouTube channel, Chella is becoming a true representation for many communities as he advocates for those within the disabled and/or queer communities.

Chella is currently taking a semester off from studying Virtual Reality Programming at The New School in Manhattan, New York to further push his art and activism.

He hopes to continue pushing the boundaries of what it means to be accessible, inclusive, and equal in this world.