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HonestTEA: A Conversation on Intersectional (or Black) Authenticity in Media

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

USU | The Grand Salon

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Presented by the Pride Center of the University Student Union… Where Matadors Belong!

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We are pleased to welcome, Dr. Jon Paul Higgins for a conversation about body positivity and body neutrality moving through the world as fat, Black and femme, and how they’ve found peace with themselves. Dr. JonPaul Higgins

About Dr. Jon Paul

Dr. Jonathan P. Higgins (DoctorJonPaul) is an award winning educator, professor, national speaker, freelance journalist, thought leader and media critic who examines the intersections of identity, gender and race in entertainment. Named National Black Justice Coalition’s Inaugural Emerging Leaders to Watch and Business Equality Magazine’s “Top 40 LGBTQ People Under 40”, their work has been featured on sites like Essence, Ebony, Complex, MTV NEWS, Out Magazine, BET & Paper Mag. A Culture Strike 2021 Disruptor and Twitter Spaces Spark Creator, Dr. Higgins is a trailblazer who is creating, sharing, and crafting the stories their ancestors didn’t get to tell.

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