Madeline Aliah


Poet, Orator

Madeline Aliah, an 18-year-old transgender poet, draws on biracial South Asian roots and a dually religious upbringing in Christianity and Ismaili Islam, to cultivate empathy across diverse audiences. A member of the Santa Cruz Queer Trans Youth Council, she advocates for inclusivity, addressing educators on fostering diverse school culture. Her debut chapbook, This is My Body, Poems by a Teen Trans Fem, was released in January 2024.