Activist Sonya Renee Taylor speech part of a co-sponsored event by the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality.
As part of its celebration of Women’s History Month, the UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality has partnered with six other collegiate women’s centers to host a Women’s Herstory Month Closing Keynote by Sonya Renee Taylor on March 30 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees must register via Zoom.
Sonya Renee Taylor will deliver a keynote titled The Body is Not an Apology: Radical Self-Love as Transformative Action, based on her role as the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company with content reaching half a million people each month.
Taylor is an award-winning performance poet, activist, and transformational leader who has mesmerized audiences across the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Germany, England, Scotland, Sweden, Canada, and the Netherlands as well as in prisons, mental health treatment facilities, homeless shelters, universities, festivals, and public schools across the globe. Taylor was named one of Planned Parenthood’s 99 Dream Keepers in 2015, a Planned Parenthood Generation Action’s 2015 Outstanding Partner awardee, and one of the 12 Women Who Paved the Way for Body Positivity by Bustle Magazine.
The event is co-sponsored with women’s centers at the University of Connecticut, Georgia College, the University of Iowa, the University of Virginia, the University of New Mexico, and Virginia Tech.