In The Know by Yahoo Honors: Charlie Amáyá Scott


Age: 27

Hometown: Aurora, Colorado

Navajo Nation transgender scholar Charlie Amáyá Scott launched her site, Diné Aesthetic(s), in 2016 to show the joys and struggles that come with being both Indigenous and queer. Over the past six years, the PhD candidate has delved into issues affecting the Diné (Navajo) tribe in particular and Native Americans in general when it comes to settler colonialism in the 21st century. Her hope, she writes, “is to always inspire joy and justice.” She does just that by offering insights into her life and celebrating what it means to be Native and trans.

TikTok: @dineaesthetics

Instagram: @dineaesthetics

Website: Diné Aesthetic(s)

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