Author Event : Jodie Patterson
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About the Event
JOIN US ON TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 AT 7PM EST FOR AN EVENING CELEBRATING THE LAUNCH OF
JODIE PATTERSON'S DEBUT CHILDREN'S BOOK, BORN READY: THE TRUE STORY OF A BOY NAMED PENELOPE!
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board Jodie Patterson adds debut children’s book author to her list of accomplishments with the publication of Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope. This exuberant companion to Patterson’s adult memoir, The Bold World, focuses on her transgender son Penelope and follows his frustrations and triumphs on his journey to share himself with the world. With illustrations by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, this story shows how an entire community can be flexible and change for those they love. This true story of change and acceptance will open your heart to all the different ways a family can love.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jodie Patterson is a social activist, entrepreneur, and writer. She is the author of The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation and was Family Circle magazine’s Most Influential Mom in 2018. She works closely with a number of gender/family/human rights organizations and is the chair of the board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign. She is a sought-out public speaker addressing a wide range of audiences about identity, gender, beauty, and entrepreneurship. She is the mother of five children, two of whom are gender non-conforming—one transgender and another genderqueer. Jodie raises her family in Brooklyn, New York.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR:
Media Maker. Journalist. Adviser.
Tiq Milan has been an advocate in the LGBT community for over a decade. He is also a writer and consultant who carved a niche for himself as a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality.
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