A Bit About Me...

Hi! My name is Ren Q Dawe (he/they). I am a trans activist, stand up comedian, and a writer.

I have performed all over the country, been seen in comedy festivals from Portland to New York to Pensacola to Alaska, made a few appearances on TV, and am on tour with the "Pretty Witty Gay Show" for most of 2024.

Currently, I'm organizing the "Here to Pee" campaign--a comedy tour that specifically goes through every state in the US that has passed anti-trans bathroom legislation. Meant as both a silly statement and one of civil disobedience, my comedic style ranges from clean to crude, and is my favorite activism tool in promoting LGBTQ+ acceptance and protecting trans lives.

In my other work, I serve as the Education Director for the You Can Play Project, creating allyship curricula for most major sports leagues in North America.  I also work as a Faculty Relations Manager, ERG Chair, and Project Manager for edX--the largest tech ed company in the world.
I've contracted with both for-profit and non-profit organizations including Spaulding Ridge, the NHL, BigPanda, 2U, Out Boulder County / Rocky Mountain Equality, Boulder County School District, and more to bring DEI trainings and LGBTQ-centered education to the forefront of an organization through accessible learning platforms and humor (PowerToFly).

In addition to my professional and advocacy roles, I'm an accomplished poet and writer, contributing to the discourse on trans identities through various published works​ (The Currere Exchange)​. 

On the side, I'm a yoga teacher, white water raft guide, and pro home cook.

I'd love to work with you. Let's talk.