Chella Man is a 20 year old, Deaf, Jewish, Chinese, Genderqueer artist and activist on testosterone.
He is also a writer, model, and actor.
Having grown up in conservative Central Pennsylvania, Man was determined to be his own representation as a queer, disabled person of color.
He was accepted a year early at age 17 to study computer science at Parsons School of Design. New York City quickly became his home.
Since then, Man has used technology and media to educate the world on trans visibility, queer culture, disability, and diversity.
- first trans masculine, Deaf model signed to IMG Worldwide
(modeled for Vogue, Marc Jacobs, GQ, Mercedes Benz, Opening Ceremony, i-D, Dazed and others)
-acting Debut Fall 2019 in DC’s Season 2 of Titans on Netflix International
-Speaker and Panelist Signed to wme
( TedX talk , Colleges, Organizations)
-Visual Art and Apparel
-Columnist for: them (Condé Nast’s LGBTQ platform)
“Chella man is a valued voice within New York’s LGBTQ+ community, an active and engaged artist and queer activist among the city’s circles.”
"Chella is using every means possible to educate the world on things like trans visibility, diversity, queer culture and living with a disability, in the hopes that no kid like him will experience what he went through growing up.. "
"Existing within the intersection of being Chinese, deaf, genderqueer, and Jewish, Chella has shown us all that identity is complex and that complexity is beautiful. "