Elio McCabe (he/they) is a policy manager with AWN. As a neurodiverse transgender person, he is deeply aware of and connected to the advancement and maintenance of legal policies around LGBTQIA+ and disability rights. Advocating for LGBTQIA+ and disability rights, both in formalized roles and daily practice, has been his central principle in his education and career. He has extensive research and writing experience, which ranges from appellate briefs in conservatorship matters to spoken word poetry about living with chronic pain. In his spare time, Elio creates abstract paintings. He has been exhibited both locally and internationally.