Tracee has shared that her Grand Marshall experience and process was an emotional roller-coaster ride for herself.
Initially, her emotions began percolating with unexpectedly being informed that she’d been selected to be a 2015 Pride Grand Marshall.
Tracee also marched in Atlanta Pride Committee's annual Trans March for her very first time, and then concluding with the Main Event Parade through Midtown up to Piedmont park on that sunny Sunday afternoon.
For a Southern Girl like Tracee born and raised in South Carolina to become a Grand Marshall in Atlanta, GA that year was an opportunity to be visible, while also educating others about BLACK TRANS LIVES, our humanity and the many inequities that we face on a daily basis.
She was almost moved to tears while riding in a beautiful convertible Mercedes, driven by the best driver ever, Stephen Walters and her heart was filled even further to capacity seeing the parade attendees lining the streets expressing their support, joy and exuberant thunderous applauds along the route.
There were even those spectators that disregarded the police when running into the streets for photos and kisses on Tracee's cheek, leaving no words necessary.
Tracee was also honored and affirmed, and expressed her gratitude for being included in the CBS 46 SPECIAL PRIDE 50-WE MARCH ON special segment.
Tracee has thanked Al Watson and Kingdom Glam for whipping her crown into shape, in addition to thanking Atlanta Pride Committee and their fearless leader Jamie Fergerson for such a humbling opportunity.
Also, Tracee sent a very special shout out to Creative Loafing Editor-In-Chief Debbie Michaud for allowing her the ability to editorialize, while purging her inner-thoughts and sharing them with others.