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National Geographic presents “Coming Home” with Kayla Gore

The fourth episode of IMPACT with Gal Gadot tells the story of Memphis-based transgender activist, Kayla Gore.

Kayla Gore of Memphis, Tennessee is the co-founder of My Sistah’s House. The trans leader and activist is making a big difference building tiny homes for her trans community in need of safe, nurturing space. That’s why Gal Gadot – the feminist and actor who played Wonder Woman – featured Kayla in her forthcoming series, National Geographic presents IMPACT with Gal Gadot.

Kayla has dedicated her life to helping homeless transgender women of color in Memphis. Having experienced homelessness and violence herself, Kayla has created a safe community for these often discriminated-against women. She is building more than two dozen houses across Memphis for transwomen who need safety and a place to call home. 

Kayla Gore has her sights set on building 20 tiny houses for homeless transgender women of color | Photo: Entertainment One/Ariel J. Cobbert

The entire documentary National Geographic series follows the powerful stories of six women who are making an extraordinary impact on their communities around the world. Despite living in areas marred by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression, and natural disasters, these brave women remain undeterred as they dare to dream, stand out, speak up and lead. The women featured in each short film come from very different backgrounds – across Brazil, Puerto Rico, Michigan, California, Louisiana and Tennessee – yet they are all connected by their unwavering determination and commitment to improving the lives of the people around them. 

IMPACT with Gal Gadot premiered Monday, April 26 on National Geographic’s YouTube channel. Episodes drop weekly. Watch the series here.

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