Darid Prom is a first-year student at Swarthmore College. They are a proud first-generation Cambodian queer immigrant. Darid is a powerfully impactful public speaker and an accomplished and passionate LGBTQ+ advocate. Throughout the years, they have worked as a national student leader on the GLSEN’s National Student Council, as well as a youth organizer with local LGBTQ+ non-profits in Philadelphia. They helped plan multiple events including Philadelphia Youth Pride, Trans Wellness Conference, Youth Voice Summit, and more. Beyond that, they helped advise multiple national campaigns such as the Day of Silence, No-Name Calling Week, and Solidarity Week to ensure the safety and wellbeing of LGBTQ youth in schools across the country. Darid’s parents are survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia, and their family immigrated to the United States when they were just 10 years old. This experience has greatly informed Darid’s commitment to issues of inequality, culture, and social justice. Much of Darid’s advocacy work centered around the inclusion and visibility of the intersectionality of queer immigrants of color. They hope to continue their advocacy work in college through student-led initiatives and organizations on campus. In the future, Darid wants to pursue a career in healthcare public policy, working to establish a more inclusive healthcare system. They want to create a safe and affirming space for all folks of all identities. Ultimately, Darid wants to shed light on those who are forced to grow up in an environment of hostility and darkness.