I’m competing in my first ever powerlifting competition of any kind, Pull for Pride! Pull for Pride meets take place nationwide and benefit various charities that support LGBT youth and protect them from homelessness. I plan on raising a dollar for every pound I deadlift (tentatively 230 to 250lb) but would love to raise more! This year Pull for pride Oakland benefits Trans Lifeline. Their vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.