Who We Are

We’re a collective of women and men who prioritize healing and economical sustainability for women and girls exiting violence such as human trafficking, sexual exploitation, incarceration and marginalization. Through education, professional development, and healing we believe that these women and girls can strategically remove themselves from violence and begin a journey of social advancement.

Triumphant 2Gether offers various trainings and workshops, compatible for corporations and  nonprofits in their implementation of internal and external best practices.

Monica J. James  Board Chairwoman & Program Developer

Monica J. James

Board Chairwoman & Program Developer

Monica serves as the Chairwoman, and the lead program developer of Triumphant 2Gether, and cohort 4 fellow of Move to End Violence, a program of the Novo Foundation. Previously, Monica spent 5 years at Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois  as their board/collective member. She’s a restorative justice inspired circle keeper, initiated by the late Ora Schub, a pillar at the Community Justice for Youth Institute, an organization that centers the voices of at-risk youth on the Southwest side of Englewood Chicago.

James is a twelve year survivor of intersectional violence and abuse and since then dedicated her time towards influencing a just society that embraces black trans women as women and black and brown people as equal citizens across the world. Monica began her march in the footsteps of trans leaders like Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera, echoing their staunch truth as it became her reality.  At TJLP, Monica lead the charge in pushing impact-based advocacy efforts in the area of criminal justice reform, and identity documents for trans folks and adequate Gender Affirming Health Care and safety for the trans population. She conducted trainings around the country on the unique challenges faced by the trans community, and lead trainings for attorneys/legal workers in client-centered, bias-free lawyering.

As a survivor of human trafficking and sexual/domestic violence her vision towards restorative justice is innovative and comprehensive driven by self will and expertise. Monica has initiated a movement of equality as a pro se litigant in the the federal courts of Illinois against unfair labor practices and health care and treatment, while challenging the disparities black trans women unemployment. Ultimately, James moves to close the entry ramps to homelessness, sex-trade, substance abuse, unemployment and incarceration through self will and faith.They booed Sylvia Rivera and left Marsha P. Johnson to the streets and used their legacy to push a white agenda. Timesup. You can reach Monica at: monica@triumphant2gether.org



Tanvi K. Sheth, Esq.  Treasurer & Program Strategist, Triumphant 2Gether

Tanvi K. Sheth, Esq.

Treasurer & Program Strategist, Triumphant 2Gether

Tanvi serves as the Treasurer and Program Strategist of Triumphant 2Gether (T2). He is also a initiated circle-keeper by the Community Justice for Youth Institute, an organization that centers the voices of at-risk youth on the Southwest side of Englewood Chicago. Prior to co-founding T2, Tanvi led Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois (TJLP) as their Project Attorney and collective/board member. Originally, he comes from the City of Vadodara in Gujarat, India. He was raised by a single mother who loved and accepted her child unconditionally. Having experienced a life with his mother, and then migrating to Chicago, IL in 2004, where he saw parents and families alienating and outcasting their own children for being LGBT was a pivotal experience for him and a call to serve his community.

Witnessing and experiencing the precarious social conditions of his transgender community, upon finishing law school, Tanvi joined TJLP to bring his knowledge and walk with his people to healing and empowerment. There, he helped more than 700 people navigate federal and state identity laws, supported the Chicago municipal ID coalition and the Chicago City Clerk’s office in creating, and implementing one of the most inclusive and responsive municipal identity program benefitting the entire City of Chicago. He has also led the impact litigation initiative to challenge the felony restriction in the Illinois Name Change Statute.

Upon resourcing TJLP, Tanvi transitioned out of TJLP to focus on T2, and his own ventures that are focused on creation and implementation of pathways for women and girls exiting violence such as human trafficking, sexual exploitation, incarceration and marginalization. His work is guided by values of restoration of individual power and healing inside out.

Tanvi earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from DePaul University. You can reach Tanvi at tanvi@triumphant2gether.org

Latrice Franklin  Board Secretary, Triumphant 2Gether

Latrice Franklin

Board Secretary, Triumphant 2Gether

Latrice serves as the Board Secretary of Triumphant 2Gether. She is a survivor of domestic violence from the hot deserts of Las Vegas, Nevada  and a mother of three amazing children. She is a native Chicagoan and the proud sibling of a trans woman, who joined hands to partner with Triumphant 2Gether in developing sustainable initiatives that broadens the organizational strive towards economic empowerment and safety of families impacted by violence. Latrice brings an invaluable wealth of knowledge, resources and experiences in Early Childhood Education, Cognitive Studies, Special Education, and Elder care  compatible with Triumphant Together’s long term mission of economic empowerment and wellness for impacted populations.

You can reach Latrice at: latrice@triumphant2gether.org