“There are places and people at OU for everyone. Being Black, queer, and non-binary, I don’t fit in everywhere I go. I was worried that when I got here, I would have to hide who I am or live with being someone other than myself. That is not the case. I have found people, places, and organizations all around OU that love me for me. I am more than confident that any and all potential Sooners can find their people and their places.”
Alan Drake, an OU freshman, ran on the platform "Love our Trans Sisters." Through their platform, Alan hopes to bridge the gaps between Black transgender women and Black cisgender people to build a healthier and loving relationship between the two. Alan wants to educate Black students, faculty, and staff about the realities Black transgender women face in hopes of uniting the Black community, regardless of gender, ability, socioeconomic status, and sexuality.