Tracee was so grateful for that pivotal moment in her advocatcy career to have been invited internationally to deliver a Keynote Address to BC Non-Profit Housing Association’s-Housing Central Conference 2018.
After so much anticipation leading up to the moment finally speaking on the program with other Keynote Speakers that included Premier of British Columbia's Honorable John Horgan.
Tracee had been invited to speak the previous year, but due to prior commitments, she wasn't able to accept the invitation, because she was still organizing TDOR at the time, which was a very special vigil that was being hosted at Georgia State University that year, in collaboration with The Center for Civil and Human Rights TLGBQ Programming Board of Directors, Tracee was not able to make it in 2017.
However, the following year was a whole other different story. Tracee was afforded the opportunity to have spent three glorious sunny days sightseeing and exploring Canada.
The morning of her very first international speaking debut main event after learning that "Good Day A" was a common greeting, Tracee appeared before a ballroom filled with people from various walks of life attending the annual conference.
She was well received, delivering her “I Am My Sister and Brother’s Keeper” love letter to her mother to express her continued love and appreciation for providing Tracee with the foundation to be opposite of what was expected of a Black Trans woman born and raised in the South.
This was also her very first time going into depth about her family and personal relationships, because she’d felt it very necessary, in an effort for those in attendance to really know who she really was, and where she came from.
Tracee has shared that in a prior conversation, her mother encouraged her to not be surprised if people were emotionally moved to tears after hearing about her journey, and some of them were moved during the presentation.
Tracee concluded her one and a half hour power-point presentation by thanking the organizers for the very special invitation to talk about her life and the amazing beautiful accommodations, which included Jill Atkey, Kate Nielson, Lynda Dragan, Marika Albert, Natalie Sadowski.