Returning to “normal” is not an option: Finding healing and meaning in our work

Sonya Renee Taylor, author of The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love, is the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month.

“Sonya personifies the term intersectionality,” says Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “She’s a queer, disabled, Black, Woman American expatriate living in New Zealand. Her worldview is nuanced, her candor is engrossing, and her zeal for liberation is infectious.”

In 2016, Sonya was invited to the Obama White House to speak at their forum on the intersection of LGBTQIAA and Disability issues. In 2017, Sonya was awarded the Quixote Foundation “Thank You Note,” a $25,000 award for leaders and artists working in the field of reproductive justice. In addition, in the fall of 2017, Sonya was named one of 28 global changemakers selected into the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hilary Fellowship, a three-year international fellowship of world-leading entrepreneurs and investors; innovating purpose-driven global impact projects from New Zealand.

The virtual event, sponsored in partnership with Mercantile Bank, will take place on Tuesday, March 15, at 6:30 pm (EST).

RSVP at:

Women's History Month. Tuesday Mar. 15th 6:30 p.m. Sonya Renee Taylor. Returning to "Normal" is not an Option: Finding Healing and Meaning in Our Work. RSVP: GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College. Mercantile Bank.
Mar 15

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