In celebration of SC Black PRIDE and Famously Hot SC PRIDE, Richland Library is hosting a virtual conversation with the chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, author, activist and mother, Jodie Patterson:
"I am an author, activist, beauty explorer and mother of 5. I hold the position of Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, our nation’s largest LGBT organization. As a globally recognized activist, I speak on topics of radical parenting, identity, and gender.
When my son announced at the age of 3 'Mama I’m not a girl. I’m a boy', I set out to inform myself, shift my own bias and change the way my community understood gender. I chronicle that journey in my memoir, The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation – hailed by Alice Walker as “Marvelous”. Cosmopolitan Magazine filmed a mini documentary on my family in 2016 – reaching over 11 million views.
I’m also a long-standing entrepreneur, co-founding two beauty companies and receiving Beauty Skin Expert of the Year award by Cosmopolitan Magazine. I co-own the live performance venue Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater.
Along with the work I do with the Human Rights Campaign, I’m on Mount Sinai’s Institute for Health Equity Research Task Force, the Advisory Board of the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, and Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery Advisory Board. The United Nations has recognized me as a Champion of Change.
I live in Brooklyn where I co-raise my children with love, education and family solidarity."
This Let's Talk Race program is made possible thanks to funding from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
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In celebration of SC Black PRIDE and Famously Hot SC Pride, Richland Library is hosting a virtual conversation with the chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, author, activist and mother, Jodie Patterson.