Collier Alumnus 'Fights For Your Right to Potty'

Collier Alumnus 'Fights For Your Right to Potty'
Posted on 06/28/2017
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Some of you may remember when the Beastie Boys famously sang on their hit record  in 1986 that “you’ve got to fight for your right to party.” Well, Jess Alamo, Class of 2006, found herself coordinating a comedy and music fundraiser for the Seattle-based TransYouth Project and called it, “Fight For Your Right To Potty.” Jessica felt motivated to do something about the controversy over the use of bathrooms by the transgender population. She views transgender rights as human rights and decided to organize a comedy and music fundraiser for the Seattle-based TransYouth Project. The TYP, affiliated with the University of Washington, seeks to foster a greater understanding of the varieties of human gender development, according to its website. On April 22, 2017 at the Paradise Nightclub in Asbury Park, NJ, Jess hosted musical acts Rick Barry, Geena and Dragster and did her own stand-up comedy routine. The Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn was also in attendance and the Stone Pony and Bouncing Souls donated prizes for attendees. Jessica noted about this well attended fundraiser that, “I believe we can do better for these kids. No one should have to live in fear. The TransYouth Project funds research to directly benefit children with identity issues and let them grow up in a world that is more transgender friendly.”
           
Alumni of Collier High School -- a NJ alternative High schoolSince graduating from CHS,J
essica has been employed in the business sector for many years after briefly attending Rider University after graduation. She worked in promotions as an account manager at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park for two years before working in marketing for two years at Tucker’s Place Toy Company. Jessica is currently employed at the Cleveland Motorcycle Works in Farmingdale and living in Asbury Park.  She is also a rising stand-up comedian who as Jess puts it, “If you told me I would’ve been doing stand-up comedy after high school, I would have thought you were crazy!”  Jessica is a true believer in following your dreams, pursuing your goals and making a difference.

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