Arts & Culture
Sonya Renee Taylor: Women’s History Month keynote address
15 March 2022
Online | Free
Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media, and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation.
Sonya’s work as a highly sought-after award-winning Performance Poet, activist, and transformational leader continues to have a global reach. Sonya is a former National and International poetry slam champion, author of two books, including The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love (Berrett-Koehler Feb 2018), educator and thought leader who has enlightened and inspired organisations, audiences, and individuals from boardrooms to prisons, universities to homeless shelters, elementary schools to some of the biggest stages in the world.
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’s “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 3-year international fellowship of world-leading entrepreneurs and investors; innovating purpose-driven global impact projects from New Zealand.
She’s made appearances on networks like MTV, BET, TVOne, Oxygen Network, CNN, PBS, NPR, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam.
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Image Credit: Sonya Renee Taylor