Meet Skye: A Citizen of the World in 2040

— NDI Focus Group

Skye (they/them) lives in a world in which pivotal advancements towards human rights for LGBTQIA+ people have been achieved, through the hard work of activists harnessing technology to cultivate solidarity and interconnectivity across national borders. Thus, their free time can be focused more on cultural activities and community development, such as running for school board. Skye doesn’t feel the alienation that members of their community faced in the past; over time trans people have become much more visible in society and regularly hold leadership roles. Skye participates in the democratic process by hosting “salons” discussions at their local cafe about inclusion and voter participation for young people. Skye’s mindset reflects a shifting paradigm: people are energized by an increasingly common faith that anything is possible.

NDI Focus Group