Indra Lusero, J.D.
Director, Transgender Military Initiative
Indra Lusero has worked for the Palm Center since 2006, directing center operations through the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and now taking on the task of directing the initiative for transgender military service. Indra has been a teacher, a performance artist, a doula, a wall-paper hanger, and a lawyer.
This interdisciplinary approach is what prepares her to be a social midwife. This is a term coined by Civil Rights leader and longtime Denver activist Vincent Harding to describe people who help give birth to a new way. This term captures the way Indra works, whether it is as a volunteer helping to give birth to a new organization, or as a doula supporting a family through labor: Indra listens deeply and assumes that the organism in question knows what it needs. In general, Indra's main role is to believe, tell uplifting stories and breathtaking truths, and hold space for what’s to come.
Indra received a B.A. in English, an M.A. in Theatre, and most recently a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Indra's interdisciplinary work is published in the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law, The Journal of Democracy and Education, Educational Insights, and Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology, among others.
Indra is deeply connected to the Rocky Mountains and the high desert plains stretching from Wyoming to New Mexico, and is committed to seeing the people of the region thrive; especially her two amazing kids.