BREAK THE BINARY?
Addison and their associates are here to support you in creating inclusive and empowering spaces! To "break the binary" means to challenge the 2-option culture we live in. There's more than black or white, hot or cold, and up or down...and more than being straight or gay, a man or woman, and masculine or feminine. Let's break the binary together!
Founder & CEO of Break The Binary
Addison Rose Vincent (they/them) is a 30-year-old transgender and nonbinary advocate, educator, and influencer based in Los Angeles, CA.
Born in Canada and raised in Michigan, Addison moved to California in 2010 to come out as their more authentic self. They garnered national attention in 2013 as the first openly transgender participant in the Chapman University sorority rush process, and again in 2014 as the first openly transgender candidate in the Delta Queen pageant, leaving with the title of Miss Congeniality. Since graduating from Chapman in 2015 with a BA in Peace Studies, Addison has worked with various nonprofit organizations across the state and country advocating for the LGBTQ+ community, including the Victory Fund, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Strength United, TransLatin@ Coalition, Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team, and Nonbinary & Intersex Recognition Project.
Addison currently serves as the Founder & CEO of Break The Binary, their consulting firm which provides DEI and LGBTQ+ training and supportive services to organizations, schools, and businesses around the world. Addison also serves as a Board Member for LA Pride and as the Project Director for History Reimagined, an organization focused on breaking cycles of domestic violence and the school-to-prison pipeline by empowering youth with their own family and community history. As a social media influencer on Instagram and TikTok, Addison uses their visibility as a gender nonconforming person to normalize LGBTQ+ existence and empower followers to explore their
In their free time, Addison enjoys creating interesting pieces on the pottery wheel, hiking with their dog Xena, caring for their houseplants, and spending quality time with their friends and family.
Expertise. Intuition. Ingenuity.
Do you want to create a more inclusive and empowering space but don’t know where to begin? Let Break The Binary support you in developing a strategic plan! Check out current services below for ideas of how we can get started, and click here for current rates:
WORKSHOPS & KEYNOTES
Ensure that your team is up to date on terminology, definitions, and best practices! Topics include but are not limited to:
LGBTQ+ 101 (4 Hours)
Transgender & Nonbinary 101 (2-3 Hours)
Interrupting Implicit Bias (2-3 Hours)
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome (2-3 Hours)
Trauma-Informed Care (2-3 Hours)
Self-Care & Community Care (2-3 Hours)
The Future is Fluid: Keynote (1 Hour)
Recording options available.
Schedule various consultation services as supplements to workshops to build allyship at work and beyond! Services include but are not limited to:
Conducting 100-Point Equity Evaluation
Pre & Post-Workshop Surveys + Analysis Report
Focus Group Facilitation
Panel Coordination & Facilitation
Feedback on Current Documents/Paperwork
Support with Creating Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms
SOCIAL MEDIA PARTNERSHIP
Looking to collaborate on a social media campaign? @breakthebinary is available for paid partnership opportunities on Instagram. Collaboration can include:
In-feed Static Posts
Instagram Reels Video Posts
Static or Video Story Posts
Instagram Live Interviews
Product Promotions & Reactions
Education & Awareness Campaigns
I have had the pleasure of working with Addison on a number of conferences over the past three years as both a workshop presenter and a panel facilitator. Addison’s presentation style is both engaging and thoughtful, and the feedback I received from attendees has been entirely positive. Specifically, Addison’s workshops have been considered a great tool for those working with the LGBTQIA2-S community. Addison is a gifted presenter and I look forward to working with them in the future!